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February 14, 2018
by Rusty Selix

With this blog, I am transmitting a survey done over the past year about school mental health. Counties’ interest in school-based mental health programs has been going on for decades, and schools’ interest in offering mental health services and supports on campuses has been going on as long.

For 20 years starting in the early 1990s, the state funded a program known as the Early Mental Health Initiative (EMHI) which supported children in kindergarten to third grade who were in the 10th to 25th percentile in function. The program had the best data support of any program I am aware of. It seems the children consistently improved their performance to over the 35th percentile and maintained it for at least two years. The state Department of Mental Health reported that it never saw those kids again, meaning they never became special education placements due to serious emotional disturbance under what was then known as the AB 3632 program, and they also did.... (click header to open link)
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While her big brother, Warren Buffett, was making news recently about health care, Roberta “Bertie” Buffett Elliott pledged $105.8 million for a behavioral health facility for children and youth in Monterey, California, near her home in Carmel. “It was something that we don’t have,” Elliott said in a video about her donation... (click header to open link)
A new report from UC San Francisco's Healthforce Center finds if current trends continue, California will have 41 percent fewer psychiatrists than needed, and 11 percent fewer psychologists than needed by 2028. The aging of California behavioral health workforce is a major factor. The report reveals 37 percent.... (click header to open link)
Whether you are a caregiver for an aging parent with the first signs of dementia or a client with debilitating chronic pain, caregiving is one of the toughest jobs there is. According to the National Caregiver Alliance, more than 40 million people have provided unpaid care to a child... (click header to open link)
Nick Petris had the best of intentions a half century ago when he lent his talent and clout to the law that bears his name, and that to this day governs how California cares for – and too often fails – its mentally ill. A legislator who represented Oakland and Berkeley for 40 years... (click header to open link)
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