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To increase the number of students receiving mental health services, Connecticut schools have engaged community mental health providers in delivering school-based care.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Connecting Schools and Communities | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Resource Leveraging | Screening and Assessment | Sustainability | System Change | Vulnerable Populations

The three LEAs (Lyon, Nye, and Washoe School Districts) partnered to develop and provide mental and behavioral health consultation, screening, assessment, and treatment for students and their families on site at school.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Community Violence | Connecting Schools and Communities | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care | Policy | Resource Leveraging | School Violence | Screening and Assessment | Social and Emotional Well-Being | System Change

Examines how community schools finance their work and describes the ways in which these schools use existing dollars to generate resources, partnerships, and activities to achieve their desired results.

Resource Leveraging

Identifies specific, doable approaches to improve access, utilization and quality of care for children and adolescents enrolled in Medicaid. Examples of state successes are offered along with web-based links to resources, tools, and more in-depth.

Resource Leveraging

Discusses early lessons learned from the first Social Impact Bond in the United States which aimed to equip adolescents ages 16 to 18 incarcerated in the New York City jail system with the social and emotional skills to help them make better life choices when they leave jail.

Resource Leveraging

Provides a five-step model for ensuring the sustainability and quality of Pay for Success (PFS) programs, which directs private capital to social programs, with the opportunity for a return on investment if the programs achieve performance targets.

Resource Leveraging

Examines government accountability and efficiency and analyzes social impact bonds, a promising new approach to the government financing of social service programs or social “interventions.” 

Resource Leveraging

Discusses the Social Impact Bond model as a promising new approach that combines performance-based payments and market discipline with the potential to improve results, overcome barriers to social innovation, and encourage investments in cost-saving preventative service.

Resource Leveraging

Explains The Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) component of Medicaid to assist users with planning, program design, policy development, and community partnership development

Resource Leveraging

Discusses Medicaid and mechanisms to help states support mental and behavioral health services. It includes the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis Treatment (EPSDT) benefit, and how to create effective community-based behavioral health services for children and youth covered under Medicaid.

Resource Leveraging

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