ABSTRACT

Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them, Statement of Cynthia A. Bascetta Director, Health Care, Testimony before the Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate   [open pdf - 122KB]

From the report: "I am pleased to be here today to discuss the protection of children during disaster recovery and to provide highlights of our July 2009 report entitled Hurricane Katrina: Barriers to Mental Health Services for Children Persist in Greater New Orleans, Although Federal Grants Are Helping to Address Them. The greater New Orleans area has yet to fully recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005. One issue of concern in the recovery is the availability of mental health services for children. In our report, we estimated that in 2008 about 187,000 children were living in the greater New Orleans area-which we defined as Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes."

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GAO-09-935T
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2009-08-04
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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