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Report on 2004 County Mental Health Services In May 2004

The Youth and Education Law Clinic released "Challenge and Opportunity: An Analysis of Chapter 26.5 and the System for Delivering Mental Health Services to Special Education Students in California," a comprehensive report on Chapter 26.5 (County Mental Health Services) that examines its implementation and the barriers to mental health service delivery to children in special education. The report is of interest to advocates, service providers, and policy makers alike, as we all grapple with the difficulties of providing mental health services to special education students. YELP clinic students Jenna Klatell ('04), David Kovick ('04), Karie Lew ('04) and Diane Thompson ('04) conducted many weeks of research, interviews, data and policy analysis, and composed this report, which has been widely accessed and much acclaimed by families and mental health professionals since it first appeared.