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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 51 Room: Salon B
Presenting: Brent Elrod; Aaron Smith
All Authors for this paper: Brent Elrod; Aaron Smith
Presentation Type: topical discussion
Chair: Brent Elrod Discussant: Aaron Smith
Synopsis: Currently, there are over six million children being raised by grandparents and other relatives. Due to the circumstances that often lead to these living arrangements, such as substance abuse, death of a parent, abuse and neglect, HIV/AIDS, and poverty, there are numerous mental health concerns that must be addressed for both the caregivers and the children. Examples of common mental health concerns, model state and local programs developed under the Relatives as Parents Programs (RAPP) Behavioral Health Initiative funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, and specific interventions and curriculums to address these concerns, are presented.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Session Time: 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM