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Center for Adolescent Health and the Law
The Center conducts research, analyzes laws and policies, prepares and disseminates publications, provides training and technical assistance, and engages in advocacy. The Center's work addresses a broad range of issues influencing the financing, delivery, and utilization of comprehensive health services for adolescents.
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Children's Mental Health Resource Kit: Promoting Children's Mental Health Screens and Assessments
Provided by the Children's Defense Fund, this resource kit addresses such questions as "How common are children's mental health problems?" and "Federal Requirements: What is required for mental health screens?".
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Facts on Trauma and Homeless Children
This fact sheet from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network outlines "trauma-specific care" that community-based shelters can implement to serve homeless children and families affected by trauma.
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Homeless Young Adults Ages 18-24: Examining Service Delivery Adaptations
This report, published by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, discusses key issues faced by homeless young adults and articulates effective short- and long-term strategies for addressing them. The report is organized around four main topics: health care, housing, education/employment, and social support. For each topic, the report offers brief descriptions of service barriers and short and long-term strategies for overcoming them.
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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. Visit NAMI's website for a variety of resources, including information about specific mental illnesses, information about public policy, and links to state and local resource and help groups.
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National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (HCH)is a membership organization comprised of organizational members and individuals who are organized as the HCH Clinicians' Network. HCH advocates, conducts research, provides training, publishes informational videos and books and collaborate with other organizations to support the provision of quality healthcare to people experiencing homelessness.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Learn more about and access resources from NIMH, whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
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Sample Forms, Materials, and Policies

Alaska State Statute: Sec. 25.20.025. Examination and treatment of minors
This Alaska state law provides that a minor living apart from his/her parents or legal guardian and managing his/her own financial affairs may consent for his/her own medical and dental services.
Read the full text of Sec. 25.20.025.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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