Definition: Percentage of children ages 2-17 who need mental health treatment or counseling and who have received mental health services in the past 12 months (e.g., in 2011-2012, 62.7% of California children needing treatment or counseling received mental health services in the previous 12 months).
Data Source: Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Advancing data-in-action partnerships for children and children with special health care needs in California counties and cities using synthetic estimation from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children’s Health and 2008-2012 American Community Survey (Nov. 2016).
Footnote: These data are based on methods of local area synthetic estimation; for more information, please refer to: Advancing Improvements in MCH Outcomes Using Local Area Estimates from the National Survey of Children's Health: An Overview of Methods and Field Applications (Sep. 2016). Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county. N/A means that data are not available.