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By Sydny Boyd
Nebraska News Service 

Act Would Expand Mental Health Services For Kids

 

February 7, 2018



LINCOLN--Because of limited resources in the Nebraska Panhandle to detect and treat mental illness in school-aged children, Sen. John Stinner of Gering is calling for a day treatment center in the region where children could get those services close to their families.

To accomplish that, Stinner introduced Legislative Bill 801, which would create a pilot project named Panhandle Beginnings where children from elementary, junior high and high school, could attend a day program and get the help they they aren't currently able to get in the classroom.

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