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Pilot Program Aims to Coordinate Children's Mental Health, Primary

Psychiatrists, primary care doctors and social workers would work together to treat children through a proposed pilot program. These "mental health treatment teams" would seek to identify problems before they become severe.

Pilot Program Aims to Coordinate Children's Mental Health, Primary

Psychiatrists, primary care doctors and social workers would work together to treat children through a proposed pilot program. These “mental health treatment teams” would seek to identify problems before they become severe.

Legislation funding the start-up program S-2818/A-4162, was debated and released yesterday by the Senate’s Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

The bill would allot $750,000 to fund the pilot program in Bergen County for two years, but some senators said they would like to add counties and expand funding in the state budget.

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