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Mental health services

Mental health services refers to an array of public and private services available for the maintenance of mehtal health and the treatment of mental disorders. Mental health services for children are a significant need. Estimates are that 12% of children under 18 have mental disorders, and estimates for socioeconomically disadvantaged children are even larger, 20% or higher. Unfortunately, many children end up not receiving the help they need because families lack financial means, transportation, or motivation. Providing mental health services for children and/or parents in schools that children attend is a way of improving accessibility to mental health services and preventing the development of serious emotional disorders.


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  • Mental Health Assessment Across Settings

    December 5, 2013
    Participant Recruitment and Assessment Core Training Series
    * Elisabeth M. Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair; Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; Co-Director, University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics
    * D. Catherine Fuchs, M.D., Director, Psychological and Counseling Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    * Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry; VKC Psychological Assessment Coordinator; UCEDD Training Director; LEND Program Associate Director (Moderator)
    * F. Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology & Human Development

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