Children’s Mental Health

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Children’s mental health plays a central role in overall well-being, long-term development and functioning in settings such as schools, families and communities. The KU School of Social Welfare has an extensive history of children’s mental health research and training activities across the state of Kansas. Past work has spanned all aspects of children’s mental health including mental health prevention and promotion, residential treatment, community-based services, cross system efforts, and medication and treatment utilization. The Center for Children & Families continues both local and national efforts to expand children’s mental health intervention and treatment, improve outcomes, and enhance the overall system.


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