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Leveraging a public-public partnership in Los Angeles County to address COVID-19 for children, youth, and families in underresourced communities.
Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Harrison D, Kelman A, Kataoka S, Langley AK, Ramos N, Cugley GM, Alquijay MA, Tate K, Lester P, Mogil C, Franke TM, Bath E. Leveraging a public-public partnership in Los Angeles County to address COVID-19 for children, youth, and families in underresourced communities. Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy. 2020 Jul 1; 12(5):457-460.
There is growing concern about the mental health and social impact of COVID-19 on underresourced children, youth, and families given widespread social disruption, school closures, economic impact, and loss of lives. In this commentary we describe how an existing public-public partnership between a large county mental health department and a state university responded to COVID-19. This partnership, originally designed to address workforce needs, rapidly pivoted to support providers through a trauma- and resilience-informed approach to mitigating adverse mental health effects among youth and families in Los Angeles County. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved).