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Neveah Case Summary

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The following social policies and macro issues impact Neveah’s case: education, child mental health, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) equality. In 1974 congress passes the Education of the Handicapped Act, which required schools to provide mental health services to children with serious emotional disturbances (SED) (Fraser & Lanier, 2006). This protocol was included in the child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and helped them gain additional resources in the school setting (Fraser & Lanier, 2006). Prior to residential treatment, Neveah attended a public school and had an IEP. Due to this law and her PTSD diagnosis, Neveah received individualized support from a designated teacher, and was allowed to excuse herself from class in the event that she became triggered or emotionally volatile. Her IEP guidelines are also followed at the RTC’s school and will be resumed when she returned to public school after her discharge.…show more content…
Implementation of this act required that all states provide mental health services to all children under the age of twenty-two. Per Michael Klinkner, the clinical director at A New Leaf, the RTC receives funding from Mercy Maricopa Integrated Health (MMIH). The state of Arizona’s Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) funds MMIH (Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, 2016). Therefore, policy and macros issues related to Arizona health care, directly impact funding to the RTC and services to clients such as
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