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More mental health treatment sought for children

from Health News Florida

Florida has an estimated 400,000 children who need behavioral-health services, but 55% of them don't get any treatment, members of a health-care panel were told Thursday. That translates to 220,000 children across the state, or about one child in every classroom, health official Jeffrey Brosco told members of the Florida Healthy Kids Corp. Board of Directors during a meeting in Orlando. "There's 220,000 children that get no treatment, whatsoever. Let that sink in," Brosco told the board members, who are charged with running the Florida Healthy Kids program, which offers health and dental insurance for children ages 5 through 18. more

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