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REPORT TO CONGRESS ON THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CO-OCCURRING SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDERS AND MENTAL DISORDERS

 

 


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chapter 2 - The States Respond: The Impact of Federal Block Grants - Children's Services

 

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Children's Services

A number of States have sought to develop programs focusing on the issue of co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental disorders in children and youth. Highlights of some of those activities follow.

· Alabama convened a task force to examine service delivery gaps for children diagnosed with substance abuse disorders and mental disorders.

· Arkansas provides mental health case management services, referrals to detoxification and substance abuse treatment, and a program that serves children with substance abuse disorders and mental disorders at a chemical dependency treatment program.

· Colorado's Interagency Advisory Committee on Adult and Juvenile Correctional Treatment is addressing co-occurring disorders in adults and juveniles involved with the justice system.

· Maine's initiative to address juvenile co-occurring disorders will include unit-based treatment teams to deliver mental health services integrated with education and substance abuse disorder services.

· Nebraska has initiated a pilot project of integrated care to address co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental disorders in children.

· North Carolina has an integrated system of care for adults and youth with co-occurring disorders that includes comprehensive assessment, case management, counseling, monitoring of medication, and substance abuse and relapse prevention.

· Oregon is working with the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center to provide co-occurring disorders training and research. The State has also developed additional services for transition-age youth (ages 18 to 24) with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental disorders.

· Tennessee provides case management services to adults and children with co-occurring disorders through inpatient and outpatient programs.

· Virginia has aggregated eight funding streams to identify, intervene, and create services for young people with co-occurring disorders.

· Washington State has created a treatment guide for adults and youth titled How to Provide Integrated Services, based on the NASMHPD/NASADAD conceptual framework.

· West Virginia is developing plans to deliver comprehensive and integrated co-occurring disorders services to children and families.

In addition, the Community Guidance Center of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, supported by the CMHS Block Grant, provides services by an interdisciplinary team to adults and children with co-occurring substance abuse disorders and mental disorders. The Virgin Islands provides psychological assessments, counseling, day treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, and case management for adults and youth with co-occurring disorders.

 

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