The majority of youth who need mental health services don’t receive care — a trend that has persisted over time. The gap between the need for care and access to care is accentuated for youth of color. Because young people between the ages of 5 and 19 spend most of their waking hours in school settings, school-based health centers are particularly suited to close that gap. Click the link below to read the full issue brief on this topic.
Leary, Kimberlyn, and Chloe Greenbaum. "The Promise and Challenge of School-Based Mental Health Care for Girls of Color." Georgetown Law Center Initiative on Gender Justice & Opportunity, December 2019.