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Displaying records 21 through 27 (27 total).

Howell E, Roschwalb S, Satake M. 2001. Mental health and substance abuse services under the State Children's Health Insurance Program: Designing benefits and estimating costs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 99 pp. (Technical report)

Annotation: This report examines how the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) could be used to cover mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) services and what the cost of such services might be, given what is currently known about prevalence, utilization, and cost of services. It covers the policy background of federal MH/SA service systems, findings from a literature review, and cost modeling.

Contact: SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, P.O. Box 42557, Washington, DC 20015, Telephone: (800) 789-2647 Secondary Telephone: (866) 889-2647 Fax: (240) 221-4295 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS SMA 01-3473.

Keywords: Health care costs, Health care financing, Literature reviews, Mental health services, State children's health insurance program, Substance abuse treatment services

Knitzer J. 2000. Using mental health strategies to move the early childhood agenda and promote school readiness. New York, NY: Carnegie Corporation of New York, and National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University, 19 pp. (Starting Points: Meeting the needs of our youngest children)

Annotation: This brief highlights strategies to promote the emotional wellness of young children and their families, including those most at risk; to enhance the skills of the families and other caregivers; and to ensure that those who need specialized services get them. Key strategies discussed include: developing mental health consultation for child care and early learning programs; enhancing mental health support to home visiting programs; promoting healthy relationships in the context of early health care; and promoting emotional wellness of young children and their families through a statewide approach. Two Starting Points sites, Vermont and San Francisco, California are emphasized.

Contact: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Telephone: (212) 371-3200 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Early childhood development, Emotional development, Families, Financing, Initiatives, Medicaid, Mental health, School readiness, State Children's Health Insurance Program, Vermont, Young children

Steinberg AG, Gadomski A, Wilson MD. 1999. Children's mental health: The changing interface between primary and specialty care—Report of the Children's Mental Health Alliance Project. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Mental Health Alliance Project, 79 pp.

Annotation: This monograph summarizes the discussion, findings, and recommendations stemming from a children's mental health conference held in November 1998 with follow up dialog over the next year. Contents include a review of the child and adolescent mental health landscape, mental health screening of children and diagnosis in primary care settings, efficacy and effectiveness, managed care and children's mental health, and the approach to systems of care. Implications for action and recommendations for children's mental health service research, practice, and policy for five years is also included. Additional sections provide a historian's view from the future, references, and a list of contributors.

Contact: Education Resources Information Center, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20208, Telephone: (202) 219-1385 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Children's mental health, Conferences, Health services delivery, Managed care, Primary care, Screening, Systems of care

Pernice C, Robinson GK, Crow S. 1999. A summary of planned mental health and substance abuse services and activities in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (Title XXI of the Social Security Act). Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 150 pp.

Tompkins JR, Brooks BL, Tompkins TJ. 1998. Child advocacy: History, theory, and practice. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 134 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses child advocacy as a process that seeks to champion the right of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The text is directed at analyzing the alienation of children from supportive environments that are vital to children's psychological and social development. Advocacy is viewed as a process that seeks to champion the rights of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The contents include a discussion of the emergence of child advocacy at the national level, child advocacy as the National Institute of Mental Health's highest priority, the 1971 White House Conference on Children, advocacy models in North Carolina, a definition of child advocacy in the 1990s, the ecological theory of advocacy, the advocacy needs of children, the purpose of advocacy, proactive advocacy, a case study of advocacy, university and community collaboration, a parent training approach, a child advocacy commission model, developing local advocacy councils, advocacy in the treatment and education of adjudicated children, and delivery of services through boards for children in trouble.

Contact: Carolina Academic Press, 700 Kent Street, Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: 919-489-7486 Fax: (919) 493-5668 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89089-959-2.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Collaboration, Communities, Conferences, High risk children, History, Local MCH programs, National Institute of Mental Health, North Carolina, Parent education, Universities

David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 1998. Children and managed health care. Los Altos, CA: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 160 pp., exec. summ. (7 pp.). (The future of children; v. 8, no. 2, Summer/Fall 1998)

Annotation: This issue of "The Future of Children" focuses on the impact of managed health care arrangements for children. The topics discussed are managed care's effect on access to care and utilization of services, the quality of children's health services, the impact of state regulation of managed care, Medicaid managed care, improving state Medicaid contracts and plan practices for children with special needs, the impact of managed care on mental health services for children and their families, and defining the challenge and opportunities for children in managed health care. Also addressed in this issue are the topics of missing children and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Contact: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 343 Second Street, Los Altos, CA 94022, Telephone: (650) 948-7658 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health services, Child welfare, Children, Children with special health care needs, Contract services, Managed care, Medicaid managed care, Mental health services, Missing children, Public policy, Quality assurance, State Children's Health Insurance Program, State MCH programs

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1961. Health services for mentally retarded children: A progress report 1956-1960. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Children's Bureau, 34 pp. ([Children's Bureau publication])

Annotation: This report shows how the states have used the special maternal and child health grant-in-aid funds from the Bureau, consultation, and existing resources to begin to fill the gap in health services to mentally retarded children. The report does not address the program activities of the division of Social Services in regard to mentally retarded children and their families. A historical frame of reference is provided, followed by a list of program achievements, special demonstration projects, a report of the Children's Bureau Technical Committee on Clinical Programs, and a discussion of mental retardation and the future. A report of children served by mental retardation programs under state health departments for 1958, 1959, and 1960 is an appendix.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Children's Bureau, Health services, Mental retardation

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