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NCJ Number: NCJ 242352     Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health Parity Legislation: Implications for Children and Youth With Serious Emotional Disturbance
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Author(s): Bridget C. Bailey, M.S.W. ; Tamara S. Davis, Ph.D., M.S.S.W.
  Journal: Social Work in Mental Health  Volume:10  Issue:1-6  Dated:2012  Pages:12 to 33
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This study examined U.S Federal and State mental health legislation for children and youth with serious and chronic mental health needs.
Abstract: Ensuring access to appropriate treatment for children and adolescents with mental health needs is a major policy concern. Recent legislation in the form of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) offers hope for mental health care to a large number of families; however, the lack of a Federal definition of mental illness and state differences in coverage, often excluding children's diagnoses, are major limitations in coverage that perhaps might not meet the needs of youth with serious emotional disturbances. Implications of this parity legislation for children and youth are discussed with a particular focus on children and youth with Severe Emotional Disturbance. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Emotional disorders
Index Term(s): Legislation ; Mental health ; Juvenile mental health services ; Juvenile (Under 18) ; Assessment (child health and welfare)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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