Letters and Correspondence
Letter: The Timely Mental Health Act
Kristen Torres, Rricha Mathur (Former Staff)Child Abuse & Neglect
On April 20, 2017, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a letter to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt thanking him for his support of The Timely Mental Health Act.
This Act requires mental health screenings for foster youth within 30 days of entering care, a critical event for children who are statistically more likely to experience traumatic events than their peers who are not in foster care.
Early identification and intervention will ensure better outcomes for these youth and their families.