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Combs-Orme, Terri; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Simpkins, Celeste G. – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2002
A study compared Medicaid children with and without serious mental health problems (n=965) using parent reports of global health status, physical functioning, and general health perceptions. Children with more serious mental health problems were significantly more likely to have chronic health conditions. The number of conditions also predicted…
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Chronic Illness, Emotional Disturbances
Heflinger, Craig Anne; Simpkins, Celeste G. – 1996
This paper describes the Tennessee Children's Plan, a program phased in between 1991 and 1993 that implemented a coordinated service system for children, youth, and families. A study involving children and youth (birth through 21 years) who were in the custody of the State of Tennessee investigated the effectiveness of coordinated service systems…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Hospitalized Children
Hodges, Kay; Landsverk, John; Heflinger, Craig Anne; Simpkins, Celeste G.; Daniels, La Vonne; Clements, Lisa – 1996
The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) provides information on psychological impairment, including a score for the child's overall functioning as well as scale scores for eight psychosocial areas: school, work, home, community relationships, moods, self-harmful behavior, substance use, and abnormal thinking. This symposium…
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Adolescents, Children, Emotional Disturbances