Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
The Center conducts research, analyzes laws and policies, prepares and disseminates publications, provides training and technical assistance, and engages in advocacy. The Center's work addresses a broad range of issues influencing the financing, delivery, and utilization of comprehensive health services for adolescents.
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Children's Mental Health Resource Kit: Promoting Children's Mental Health Screens and Assessments
Complex Trauma: Facts for Shelter Staff Working with Homeless Children and Families
Health Coverage for Homeless and At-Risk Youth
Homeless and at-risk youth are likely to be eligible for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA simplifies and expands access to affordable health care for most Americans, including low-income and homeless youth, and allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid. Health coverage under the ACA can help connect young people with supports to address their health care needs. This factsheet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
describes eligibility, what services are covered, and how to sign up.
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Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016
Healthy Students, Promising Futures
This toolkit from the the U.S. Department of Education
and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
provides tools and resources to help state and local stakeholders take practical steps to strengthen the link between health and education. The toolkit can help communities explore high-impact opportunities to increase access to health insurance to promote better academic outcomes, create school environments with the physical and mental health supports to help students succeed academically and lead healthy lives, and strengthen coordination and collaboration between health and education systems at the local and state levels.
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Homeless Young Adults Ages 18-24: Examining Service Delivery Adaptations
Mental Health and Addiction Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line Providers
Minor Consent to Routine Medical Care
This resource from SchoolHouse Connection
highlights states with laws allowing minors, including unaccompanied minors experiencing homelessness, to consent to routine health care. It does not address state laws that empower minors to consent to substance abuse treatment, mental health care, treatment for contagious diseases or reproductive health.
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More Than a Place to Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH)is a membership organization comprised of organizational members and individuals who are organized as the HCH Clinicians' Network. HCH advocates, conducts research, provides training, publishes informational videos and books, and collaborates with other organizations to support the provision of quality healthcare to people experiencing homelessness.
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Securing Stable Housing
Learn more about and access resources from NIMH, whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
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