Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan (CW-PMHP) Study
Amy Vargo, PhD
- Amy Vargo
- Patty Sharrock
Agency for Health Care Administration
This Study examines various outcomes (e.g., foster care outcomes, mental health functioning, justice system involvement) for children enrolled in the Florida Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan (CW-PMHP. The study also examines the needs and experiences of youth served under the CW-PMHP that are transitioning to adulthood and the strategies utilized by providers to address those needs. This project is contracted by the Agency for Health Care Administration, AHCA.
- Inform AHCA about outcomes of youth enrolled in the CW-PMHP and provide insight into the needs and experiences of youth transitioning to adulthood with recommendations on ways to better serve them.
- Inform AHCA about the experiences of and strategies used by providers serving youth enrolled in the CW-PMHP who are preparing to transition to adulthood.
- Improve the mental health services provided to children and youth in Florida’s child welfare system.
- Improve the lives of the children and youth served by the plan.
Dissemination of findings have contributed to the understanding of the strengths and challenges experienced in the implementation and operation of the CW-PMHP and resulting impacts on those providing and receiving services through the plan. These activities include posters/presentations at national and state level conferences and meetings. Project reports are also posted on the FMHI website and the Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice website for ready availability to all stakeholders.