Behavioral Help for At-Risk Youth
By Ed Mund
Originally Posted Here
Kathryn Hunter only needs nine words to describe the positive effect of Collier County’s Health Under Guided Systems (HUGS) program. “Families are so overjoyed that somebody else gets it,” she says.
Since the HUGS program’s inception in 2010, the families of more than 3,000 low-income, at-risk children and youth in the Florida county have lent truth to those words.
HUGS is administered by NAMI of Collier County, a Naples-based affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Hunter is the organization’s CEO. The program provides universal screening and early identification of children who have […]