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Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth: The Benefits of Having Schools Assess Available Programs and Services

This issue brief provides an overview of the prevalence of mental health issues for children and youth. It explores how schools are often the de facto mental health system for children; therefore, schools could be a first step for afterschool programs wanting partnerships for support on mental health needs. It provides tools and ideas about conducting assessments of mental health needs and services.  This resource supports resiliency.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
School & Community Partnerships
System-level strategies
Family and Community Engagement
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Elizabeth V. Freeman and Kimberly T. Kendziora
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12 pages
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