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"Improving Access to Children's Mental Health Care: Lessons From a Study of 11 States"

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Providing mental-health services to children is a low priority among agencies that can pay for them, in part because of the stigma associated with mental-health problems, according to new research from the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at George Washington University in Washington.

In its report, the center says mental-health services for children will get a boost from the 2010 Affordable Care Act, but there will still be gaps. One barrier the report cites: School district policies and priorities may complicate implementation of state-funded, child mental- and behavioral-health programs located in schools.

Vol. 32, Issue 24, Page 5

Published in Print: March 13, 2013, as Mental Health
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