Children’s Mental Health
Mental health issues can affect one in 20 young people. But these issues are often not identified in low-income children until they need intensive treatment. Our initiative aims to reduce the number of at-risk children ages 6-14 entering long-term treatment and/or the juvenile justice system because of mental health issues.
(Note: Children’s Mental Health culminates as a separate priority area in 2014. Actions to advance mental health integration and parity will be addressed within the Health Equity initiative.)
Goal 1: Maximize CT Health’s existing investment in children’s mental health early identification and intervention efforts.
Objective 1: Support the Children’s Mental Health Initiative and share results with decision makers and other stakeholders.
Objective 2: Support advocacy efforts to reduce the number of children ages 6-14 entering intensive treatment and/or entering the juvenile justice system due to mental health problems.