Children and Adolescent Mental Health Working Group
The Brookings Institution’s Children & Adolescent Mental Health Working Group is part of an ongoing project at Brookings focusing on encouraging cross-sector collaboration to improve community health and economic mobility. The purpose of the Children & Adolescent Mental Health Working Group is to discuss ways in which group members can help improve cross-sector collaboration to promote and enhance ongoing mental health initiatives in the United States, specifically for younger generations. You can access more on this and other topic related to the Brookings Health-Economic Mobility project here: https://www.brookings.edu/series/building-healthy-neighborhoods/.
- How Medicaid Can Help Schools Sustain Support for Students’ Mental Health, Georgetown University Health Policy Institute: Center for Children and Families, May 17, 2022
- U.S. Adults’ Knowledge on Suicide Prevention and 988, The Trevor Project, April 2022
- FACT SHEET: President Biden to Announce Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis, As Part of Unity Agenda in his First State of the Union, White House, March 2022
- America’s School Mental Health Report Card, Hopeful Futures Campaign, February 2022
- Zero Suicide: Financing Suicide Care, Education Development Center
- Mental Health & Suicide Prevention: National Response to COVID-19
- Provider Well-Being, Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
- White House Office on Children & Youth, Nemours Children’s Health
- RESTART & RECOVERY: Leveraging Federal COVID Relief Funding & Medicaid to Support Student & Staff Wellbeing & Connection, National Center for School Mental Health and Council of Chief State School Officers
- Child and Family-Focused Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Learning Community, University of Maryland School of Social Work: The Institute for Innovation and Implementation and National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2022
- Federal Policy Recommendations to Support State Implementation of Medicaid-Funded Mobile Crisis Programs, Technical Assistance Collaborative, January 2022
- Guiding Schools’ COVID-19 Recovery Decisions Using Data and Evidence, Annenberg Institute at Brown University and Results for America, January 2022
- Building a modern behavioral crisis response system: The role of federal policy, The Brookings Institution, 10, 2022
- NIHCM Awards $500,000 in Research Grants: Work will Explore Mental Health Care for Children, Rural Health, Health Equity, Access to Care, and more, NIHCM Foundation, January 12, 2022
- Leveraging CHIP to Improve Children’s Health: An Overview of State Health Services Initiatives, – The National Academy for State Health Policy, Sept. 2021
- School-Based Strategies for Addressing the Mental Health and Well-Being of Youth in the Wake of COVID-19, The National Academies Press, July 2021
- Caring Across Communities, The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, July 27, 2021
- Responding to the Current Youth Mental Health Crisis and Preventing the Next One: A Virtual Workshop, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, May 2021
- Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System, National Council for Behavioral Health, March 2021
- Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: A Guide for State Education Agencies, National Center for School Mental Health and Council of Chief State School Officers, May 2021
- Recruitment and Retention of School Mental Health Providers: Strategies and Key Resources, SAMHSA, June 2021
- From Harm to Health: Centering Racial Equity and Lived Experience in Mental Health Crisis Response, Fountain House, 2021
- Improving the Child and Adolescent Crisis System: Shifting from a 9-1-1 to a 9-8-8 Paradigm, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, August 2020
- SAMHSA National Guideline for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practices Toolkit, SAMHSA, 24, 2020
- Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance from the Field, National Center for School Mental Health, 2019
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Youth Engagement Guidance, SAMHSA, 2016
- The Collaborative Care Model: An Approach for Integrating Physical and Mental Health Care in Medicaid Health Homes, Center for Health Care Strategies, May 2013
Latest Research & Publications
- Frank, Richard G.; Wachino, Vikki; Aguilar, Karina. Tackling unfinished business and taking on current challenges: Putting Biden’s mental health proposals in context (April 2022). Brookings Institution.
- Butler, Stuart M.; Need for Long-term Strategies to Address Children’s Mental Health Underscored by COVID-19 Era (February 2022). JAMA Health Forum.
- Frank, Richard G.; Wachino, Vikki. Building a sustainable behavioral health crisis continuum (January 2022). Brookings Institution.
- Wachino, Vikki; Frank, Richard G.; Humphreys, Keith; O’Brien, John. The Kids Are Not All Right: The Urgent Need to Expand Effective Behavioral Health Services for Children And Youth (December 2021). Health Affairs.
- Butler, Stuart M.; Sheriff, Nehath. The challenge of addressing the health care needs of Afghan evacuees (October 2021). Brookings Institution.
- Acosta Price, Olga; Santoro, Doris A. Structural Supports to Promote Teacher Well-being (October 2021). Annenberg Institute at Brown University.
- Ogburn, Joshua; Gratale, Daniella; Counts, Nathaniel Z.; Jakab, Tyler. Pediatric Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health: Federal Policy Recommendations for Congress and the Executive Branch. (September 2021). Nemours Children’s Health and Mental Health America.
- Gratale, Daniella; Ogburn, Joshua; Odom Walker, Kara; Counts, Nathaniel; Lesley, Bruce; Gaines, Elizabeth; Wiggins, Mary Ellen; Davis, Jennifer. From Crisis to Opportunity: Creating a Future Where Children Can Thrive in America (May 2021). Nemours Children’s Health.
- Butler, Stuart M.; Sheriff, Nehath. How the American Rescue Plan Act will help cities replace police with trained crisis response teams for mental health emergencies (June 2021). The Brookings Institution
- Polis, Sue; Martinez-Ruckman, Stephanie; Li, Anne. Meeting the Moment: Leveraging American Rescue Plan Act Funds to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing (May 2021). National League of Cities
- Butler, Stuart M.; Sheriff, Nehath. Innovative Solutions to Address the Mental Health Crisis: Shifting away from police as first responders (November 2020). The Brookings Institution.
- Keller, Andy. Examining Our COVID-19 Response: Using Lessons Learned in Texas to Address Mental Health and Substance Use (April 2021). Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.
- Alegria, Margarita; Frank, Richard G.; Hansen, Helena B.; Sharfstein, Joshua, M.; Shim, Ruth S.; Tierney, Matt. Transforming Mental Health And Addiction Services (January 2021). Health Affairs.
- Acosta Price, Olga; Graham Lear, Julia. School Mental Health Services for the 21st Century: Lessons from the District of Columbia School Mental Health Program (December 2008). DC Department of Behavioral Health.
- Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (2022)
- Helping Kids Cope Act of 2021 (2021)
- Children’s Mental Health Infrastructure Act (2021)
- Lizzie Fletcher and Jaime Herrera Beutler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Invest In and Improve Mental Health Care, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Sept. 10, 2021
- FACT SHEET: Improving Access and Care for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions, The White House, Oct. 19, 2021
- Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government, The White House, Dec. 13, 2021
- Behavioral Health Crisis Services Expansion Act (2021)
Olga Acosta Price, Milken Institute of Public Health/Department of Prevention and Community Health
Gary Blau, SAMHSA/Hackett Center for Mental Health
Noel Bravo, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Anna Bobb, Vredeveld Strategies
Stuart Butler, The Brookings Institution
Nathaniel Counts, Mental Health America
Anne Ekedahl de Biasi, Independent Consultant
Evan Elkin, Reclaiming Futures
Richard Frank, The Brookings Institution
Tiffany N. Ford, The Brookings Institution
Andy Keller, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Julie Goldstein Grumet, Education Development Center
Sharon Hoover, National Center for School Mental Health / Center for Safe Supportive Schools
Charles Ingoglia, The National Council
Andy Keller, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
Josh Ogburn, Nemours Children’s Health System
Sue Polis, National League of Citie
Joyce Sebian, National/Federal Partnership of School Mental Health leaders and organizations
Kathy Stack, KB Stack Consulting(formerly OMB)
Nehath Sheriff, The Brookings Institution
Karen VanLandeghem, NASHP
Michelle Zabel, University of Maryland School of Social Work Institute for Innovation and Implementation
Ken Zimmerman, New York University