Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Document: "By law, ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement], which is within the Department of Health and Human Services, has custody of and must provide care for each unaccompanied child, including addressing their mental health needs. ORR-funded care provider facilities are required to provide counseling to children and arrange for more specialized mental health services, as needed. We conducted our fieldwork during a time when ORR was experiencing an influx of children. Our findings could inform the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program's preparation for future surges."
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OEI-09-18-00431
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.hhs.gov/