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ERIC Number: ED501384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Mental Health of Children and Youth: The Important Role of Primary Care Health Professionals
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Primary pediatric and adolescent health care providers are confronted every day with youngsters who have substantial mental health and psychosocial concerns. These caregivers are in a unique position to help deal with such concerns and transform how the nation thinks about and addresses the mental health of young people. This brief highlights ways in which such professionals can play a proactive role in ensuring the impending transformation of the mental health system leads to better outcomes for all concerned. (A discussion of "What Schools Do Related to Mental Health" is appended. Contains 3 footnotes.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Adolescent Health (DHHS/PHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Mental Health in Schools