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While families whose children have mental health needs face many barriers to care, the medical home model holds great promise for addressing some of those needs.  PPAL surveyed 171 families to better understand their experiences.  In, Linking Medical Home and Children’s Mental Health: Listening to Massachusetts Families parents overwhelmingly reported that they had the primary responsibility both for communication and coordination of their child’s care.  Most had to find specialty mental health services on their own and large numbers reported that they were unwilling to share information with their child’s school.

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