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Infusing mental health care into services for young children



At-risk children & families, Child development, Family engagement, Mental health, Social-emotional development

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Deborah F. Perry Ph.D., Roxane K. Kaufmann, The Late Jane Knitzer

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The more points of service where states can provide mental health care for young children, the greater the prognosis for those children’s overall development and school readiness. One of the biggest challenges states face is a lack of coordination of services and funding sources to ensure that effective mental health services are supported and sustained. States need an organized, cross-system effort, according to Deborah Perry, co-editor of Social and Emotional Health in Early Childhood: Building Bridges Between Services and Systems. See what it takes to get started.

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