Co-Occurring Disorders Report
Welcome to Wraparound
This publication serves as a guide for parents, grandparents, foster parents, relative caregivers, and others caring for a child with intensive mental health and behavioral needs. It explains the wraparound approach to helping families, details the eligibility requirements for wraparound services, and describes the services available through wraparound (July 2011). Coming Soon
Welcome to Wraparound Handbook
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Listening and Learning from Families: The Physical Health and Health Care of Children and Youth being served by Care Management Entities in Maryland
Funding for this report was provided by the University of Maryland under the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant (CFDA 93.767), awarded to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
2011 Initiatives Document
Report of the Maryland Steering Committee on Students with Emotional Disabilities
In the spring of 2008, the Maryland State Department of Education hosted three forums on the topic of children in special education with Emotional Disability in school settings. The forums were designed to discuss the unique challenges that are related to serving this population. As an outgrowth of the forums, a Steering Committee was established. Over a period of 18 months, the Steering Committee met to synthesize the feedback from the forums and develop recommendations. This report details the poor outcomes for this population of students, and makes five critical recommendations (September 2010). http://www.msde.maryland.gov/MSDE/divisions/earlyinterv/ and click on “Report of the Maryland Steering Committee on Students with Emotional Disabilities”
Trauma and the Family: Listening and Learning from Families Impacted by Psychological Trauma
Trauma and the Family: Listening and Learning from Families Impacted by Psychological Trauma [492.99 Kb]
A summary of reflections and remarks made by Baltimore City families impacted by trauma and limited resources (September 2010).
Navigating the Transition Years Handbook
Navigating the Transition Years [1.46 Mb]
As a follow-up to the focus groups that MCF held with transition-age youth and their families in the spring of 2006, this handbook seeks to fill the gaps in coordinated information that families and youth described. The handbook describes the array of services available to young adults, as well as the changing youth/caregiver relationship. It discusses the most promising practices for addressing the needs of transition-age youth with mental health needs (September 2010). Download the order form for a hard copy.
Listening and Learning from Families Caring for a Child with Co-occurring Disorders
Listening and Learning from Families Caring for a Child with Co-occurring Disorder [558 Kb]
As part of the State of Maryland’s initiative to develop a collective plan for children and youth with co-occurring disorders using a systems of care framework, MCF conducted focus groups and an online survey to solicit input from families about their needs and experiences caring for a child or adolescent with co-occurring disorders. This publication details the feedback received from families (June 2010).
Navigating the Juvenile Justice System – A Handbook for Families
Navigating the Juvenile Justice System - A Handbook for Families [168.49 Kb]
This handbook was written to help families whose children are in the juvenile justice system. It explains the very complex and confusing juvenile justice system, and how families can participate in the decisions that will be made regarding their child (Spring 2006).
Listening and Learning from Transition-age Youth and their Families
Transition Age Youth Report [243.00 Kb]
This report lays out the feedback received from transition-age youth and their families in a series of six focus groups held across the state. Families and youth reported on what was helpful to them, what was not so helpful, and what were the major hurdles to experiencing a successful transition (Spring 2006).
Understanding Private Insurance: A Handbook for Families Caring for a Child with Mental Health Needs
Understanding Private Insurance: A Handbook for Families Caring for a Child with Mental Health Needs [506.36 Kb]
Everything families need to know about private health insurance coverage grievance and appeals, how private insurance applies if your child is in special education or juvenile justice, and what happens when your child “ages out” of your health plan (2002).
Relinquishing Custody – an Act of Desperation
Relinquishing Custody - An Act of Desperation [415.60 Kb]
Results of a year-long project listening and learning from families faced with relinquishing custody to access mental health services for their child (September 2002).
Listening and Learning from Families in Juvenile Justice
Listening and Learning from Families in Juvenile Justice [763.46 Kb]
This is the final report of MCF’s six month project to conduct focus groups with families with children in the juvenile justice system around Maryland and learn about their experiences. The report includes 14 recommendations from families on ways to improve the system (January 2001).