The Intersections of Behavioral Health: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Homelessness
Mental illness and substance abuse disorders — known collectively as behavioral health conditions — are disproportionately prevalent among children and youth who are placed in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and Californians experiencing homelessness. The goal of this panel presentation is to explore the many ways in which behavioral health is connected to these issues and current policy proposals to help prevent illness, and promote wellness and recovery.
- Adriana Ramos-Yamamoto: California Budget & Policy Center
- Alex Briscoe: California Children’s Trust
- Cynthia Nagendra: University of California, San Francisco Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative