Research shows that children’s mental health services in rural areas are not likely to meet all the qualities to be determined ‘exemplary’ with regards to diverse groups and at-risk populations due to: limited community resources, decreased funding and reimbursement rates, geographic distance from consumers, lack of collaborations from primary care physicians, and sparse number of adequately trained mental health (Fenell & Hovestadt, 2005; Gamm, Stone & Pittman, 2003; Moore et al., 2005; Powell & Dunlap, 2005) The purpose of the research was to define exemplary services as it applies to rural county children’s mental health services so as to assist county agencies in identifying exemplary services, which Minnesota’s Comprehensive Children’s Mental Health Act mandates case managers


Michelle Alvarez

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Other Capstone Project


Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Social and Behavioral Sciences

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