NJ Silent Mental Health Crisis & The School To Prison Pipeline – Advocates for Children of New Jersey & NJPC

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NJ Silent Mental Health Crisis & The School To Prison Pipeline – Advocates for Children of New Jersey & NJPC

Advocates for Children of New Jersey & NJPC NJ Silent Mental Health Crisis & the School to Prison Pipeline. Many families residing in underserved communities do not access available mental health care for their children, and when they do, they rarely use the systems put in place by the state of New Jersey: In an ongoing survey by NJPC, 145 New Jersey parents enrolled in the Professional Parent Advocacy Training were asked if they had a child with a mental health disability, and, if so, were they accessing care and from where. According to the responses, even though 89% of the parents were raising a child with a mental health disability, only 17% were accessing mental healthcare and treatment. Of the 17%, only 6% were accessing services through NJ CSOC and eleven percent were accessing services through a private mental health provider.

Posted by New Jersey Parents' Caucus on Thursday, 7 March 2019

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