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Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Recommendations for Improvement by State Mental Health Commissions

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commission report, systems of care


Robert Friedman


Between 1997 and 2001, 13 states had commissions that reviewed their state mental health system. This manuscript reviews the findings and recommendations from the reports of these commissions with regard to child and adolescent mental health. The composite look at the commission reports offers an opportunity to examine the current status of systems and services for children with emotional disturbances and their families.


Friedman, R. M. (2002). Child and adolescent mental health: Recommendations for Improvement by State Mental Health Commissions. Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health, Department of Child and Family Studies, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL: Author.