From the bill:"The Commissioner of Children and Families, in consultation with representatives of the children and families served by the department, providers of mental, emotional or behavioral health services for children and families, advocates, and others interested in the well-being of children and families in this state, shall develop a comprehensive implementation plan, across agency and policy areas, for meeting the mental, emotional and behavioral health needs of all children in the state, and preventing or reducing the long-term negative impact of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues on children." To read the full law click here. PHOTO CAPTION: EMPS Crisis Clinician Heather Kunkel holds a follow-up home visit with Joey Smith, 10, of Thomaston.
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