To help mentally ill children, public agencies must collaborate

While everyone wanted to help, interventions were piecemeal and disjointed. Hope soon turned to frustration. After nearly two years, progress stayed minimal and the professional flow of new ideas ran dry. As the severity of the tantrums, screaming and aggression escalated, the likelihood that Alan would improve and not deteriorate further became increasingly remote, and Mary pessimistically awaited the outcome of one final referral. READ MORE