Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

how does one make this happen?

My concern about this report is not the content, which is basically what many of us have written at one time or another (and it's perfectly good). It's the challenge, in these times, of making grand recommendations. For some time, I have written about the urgency of state and community level dialogue and engagement. Working with schools, with community groups, with state advocacy groups...this is where we must focus...our ...more »

Submitted by (@evelynfrankford)
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Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

Is this really a shift from illness to promotion of wellness?

The point is that mental health policy needs to effectively develop a full intervention continuum: (1) promotion of mental health, (2) a focus on prevention of MH related problems, (3) a focus on responding as early after the onset of problems as is feasible, and (4) enhanced systems of care. It also needs to encompass a sophisticated approach to the role of schools. It is especially essential not to present wellness ...more »

Submitted by (@adelman)
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Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

senior research scientist

To what extent are current interventions evidence-based? Where are knowledge gaps greatest: in knowing what to do, or in knowing how to scale what we know works?

Submitted by (@dmurphey)
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Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

Family wellness

Can child wellness be achieved if parental wellness is lacking? What are promising practices in two-generation approaches to better mental and physical health?

Submitted by (@rgooze)
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Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

Is health one?

Are we ready to do away with distinctions between “mental” and “physical” health? Why and why not?

Submitted by (@dmurphey)
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Policy Brief Discussion 1: Are the Children Well?

Senior ADviser for Program Development

The report suggests that to separarte mental and physical wellness is artificial and can be harmful. Are there examples of how organizations or systems have overcome structural and financial barriers to providing integrated and holistic care that builds resilience in children and their families?

Submitted by (@janeisaacslowe)
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