Children’s Mental Health and DDD – House Health and Human Services Committee

Please read the attached letter regarding issues raised during the December 2, 2011 work session for the House Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight Committee.

There were some interesting issues raised and I learned that the people in the Mental Health/Behavioral Health services are much more aware of the impact of the silos and how these silos make it impossible to treat a person across systems.  The Division of Developmental Disabilities needs to start to realize this and come to the understanding that most of the clients in DDD DO receive services from other DSHS programs.

December 2 Letter