What if we considered mental health primarily in terms of strengths, needs and adverse events and considered diagnosis as a secondary indicator? I have been a consultant for Medicaid mental health systems for almost a decade, and one thing I can see from this experience is that primary diagnosis is fluid. It could be that misdiagnosis is prevalent.
It is more important than ever to make a concerted effort to interact with young children in our world of digital technology where many toddlers have a device in their hand much of the day.
Every data point is sacred. Every data point is great. If a data point gets wasted, decisions deteriorate! My team works to evaluate whether mental health programs make an impact on people’s lives. I lead a team of data sheros, and one thing I drill into my gals is that no soldier should ever be...
Engaging children and families who are un-served and under-served often entails overcoming a number of obstacles which have prevented prior successful treatment. To benefit from care, youth and families must 1) recognize a need exists, 2) decide to seek help, and 3) find and access appropriate care.