Got this on my e-mail today. Interesting, and possibly useful to our task.
ISSUE BRIEF EXAMINES FAMILY PERCEPTIONS OF MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AMONG
Mental Health Needs of Low-Income Children with Special Health Care
Needs (CSCHN) summarizes a study that compared the prevalence of mental
health problems among CSHCN to family perceptions of mental health needs.
The issue brief focuses on what was learned from a Child Health Insurance
Research Initiative (CHIRI) survey of families of CSHCN enrolled in Medicaid
receiving services in six primary health care clinics in an urban Midwestern
city. Family perceptions of their child's mental health needs were compared
with the results of the Child Behavior Checklist, a standardized tool that
uses parent report to assess emotional, behavioral, and social problems in
children. Data on the percentage of health and mental health problems in
CSCHN in Medicaid and family perception and need for mental health treatment
by age are provided. Policy implications are also discussed. The brief is available at http://www.ahrq.gov/chiri/chiribrf9/chiribrf9.pdf.