Event Title

Increasing Mental Health Services In Lake County

Location

SU 217

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:40 AM

Department

Social Work

Session

Session 8

Description

On July 1 st , 2004, Illinois enforced the Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003 (Public Act 93-0495), which acknowledged the need for additional delivery of mental health services to youth in Illinois. This act provided The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services the opportunity to implement a program called Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS). SASS provides emergency mental health services to children and adolescent who are facing psychiatric emergencies. Since this program has been established, there has been an increase in the number of crises reported within the Lake County, IL community. During Fiscal Year 2017, Lake County Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABS) completed a total of 1,975 crisis assessments to youth receiving public assistance with All Kids Program or Medicaid. On average, the number of crises has increased by 125 a year since Fiscal Year 2004.

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Jin Kim is the faculty sponsor for this project.

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Apr 19th, 9:40 AM

Increasing Mental Health Services In Lake County

SU 217

On July 1 st , 2004, Illinois enforced the Children’s Mental Health Act of 2003 (Public Act 93-0495), which acknowledged the need for additional delivery of mental health services to youth in Illinois. This act provided The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services the opportunity to implement a program called Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS). SASS provides emergency mental health services to children and adolescent who are facing psychiatric emergencies. Since this program has been established, there has been an increase in the number of crises reported within the Lake County, IL community. During Fiscal Year 2017, Lake County Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABS) completed a total of 1,975 crisis assessments to youth receiving public assistance with All Kids Program or Medicaid. On average, the number of crises has increased by 125 a year since Fiscal Year 2004.