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NY: Mental health care for children in need (Opinion)
New York Daily News – August 16, 2017
Amanda is a client of the newly opened Brownsville Child Development Center in Brooklyn, an early childhood mental health clinic. Created and operated by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, where I work, the center serves one of the most economically challenged areas in New York City. Child poverty in Brownsville exceeds overall rates, at almost 44% compared to 31% nationally. The area is the source of a third of the city’s child welfare cases, and half of Brownsville families have lived in homeless shelters.