Access in Brief: Behavioral Health Services for Youth in Foster Care

Summary:  Examines the experience of adolescents age 12–17 in foster care including: demographic characteristics, prevalence of certain behavioral health conditions, access to services among these youth, comparing the experience of youth with Medicaid or CHIP to that of youth with private coverage where possible


Application: This brief can be helpful for both child welfare and mental health systems to examine access to behavioral health services.


Source: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission


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