Supporting Children’s Behavioral Health in the Learning Environment
The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and Ohio Excels have released a new report in response to the acute need for more and better services to meet children’s behavioral health and social-emotional learning needs. The report identifies preliminary policy opportunities and implications related to Ohio’s current behavioral health delivery systems, including the growing use of wraparound health and education services designed to support children who are at risk in school and other settings.
The report outlines:
1. Considerations for policy design and implementation
2. Behavioral Health Policy Opportunities
3. Social-Emotional Learning Opportunities
4. Recommendations for Policy Action Items & Opportunities for FY 2022-23
What is and what should be the State of Ohio’s role in improving behavioral, emotional and mental health services and outcomes for children?
To create the conditions for success by setting standards, ensuring transparency, creating opportunities for providers, promoting cost effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery, and monitoring program efficacy and related outcomes to ensure all children from all communities have access to high quality services.
The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and Ohio Excels are committed to working with the state and other non-profit and private sector partners to move this work forward. It will take all of us working together to fulfill our obligation to Ohio’s children and ensure their growing behavioral health and social emotional needs are met.