Child and adolescent mental health providers and families are hopeful that 988 will help shift the crisis response for young people away from 911. However, Dr. Jeff Bostic says existing mental health systems have been primarily built for people ages 18 to 65. The same is true for mental health
Developing statewide youth mobile crisis intervention services has been an iterative process, says Tim Marshall, director of Community Mental Health at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Today, the face-to-face service will soon be available 24-7, and their motto is “just go.”
When the program began over a decade ago
The past 18 months have been challenging for kids. They’ve navigated months to a year or more of virtual learning, including live and self-guided instruction. Many have experienced isolation, loneliness, and unsurprisingly, since kids were at home day after day with family members for a good chunk of the Covid
In March, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the United States shut down. When students would be allowed to return was anyone's guess. On Friday, March 13, my daughter’s middle school announced that it would close. Indefinitely. We don't know what fall will bring. There's been no word. It's
Patricia Rehmer and Dr. Santopietro talk about the fewer options and additional challenges children in psychological crisis and their families face.
Dr. Sharon Hoover says we can’t talk about kids in crisis without discussing schools as part of the equation because it’s where kids spend most of their time other than at home. Instead of turning to a discipline response, many school districts are responding to emotional and behavioral incidents with