PATH

PATH

CLASP's mental health work advances systems and policy change with an explicit focus on how a person's race and ethnicity affects how they interact with the health system. Without a direct understanding of how mental health and wellbeing are seen by those who are living in poverty, we cannot create effective policy solutions. 

Youth and maternal mental health are critical targets for systems and policy change. Between 2018 and 2020, the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) engaged state and local leaders in technical assistance initiatives targeting mental health systems and policy change in several jurisdictions.

Jul 28, 2020 | Report/Brief | Kayla Tawa

The Center for Law and Social Policy’s (CLASP) youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population.6 Through our Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) initiative, CLASP has collaborated with partners over 2019 and 2020 to test this framework, advancing systems and policy changes supporting well-being for transition-age youth (ages 16-17) and young adults (ages 18-25).

Jul 10, 2020 | Report/Brief | Kayla Tawa

The Center for Law and Social Policy’s (CLASP) youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population. Through our Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) initiative, CLASP has collaborated with partners over 2019 and 2020 to test this framework, advancing systems and policy changes supporting well-being for transition-age youth (ages 16-17) and young adults (ages 18-25). We identified a set of policy options with broad applicability and strong potential to increase access

Jun 16, 2020 | Report/Brief | Kayla Tawa

The Center for Law and Social Policy’s (CLASP) youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population.6 Through our Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) initiative, CLASP has collaborated with partners over 2019 and 2020 to test this framework, advancing systems and policy changes supporting well-being for transition-age youth (ages 16-17) and young adults (ages 18-25). We identified a set of policy options with broad applicability and strong potential to increase acces

Hear about the progress states and localities have made and what CLASP and partners have learned along the way in PATH and MOMD initiatives. 

Jun 22, 2020 | Fact Sheet

State legislative action is necessary to expand the definition of telehealth to include text messaging and other forms of technology. Read more from CLASP's recent explainer.

May 29, 2020 | Report/Brief | Nia West-Bey

The ten core competencies outlined in the report could address existing gaps in youth- and young-adult-centered mental health systems, and they reflect values that translate into skills, attitudes, knowledge, and abilities of system participants.

May 29, 2020 | Report/Brief | Kayla Tawa

This executive summary, by Nia West Bey and Kayla Tawa, overviews state and local policy options targeting cost, confidentiality, and community-based care

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