Why Should I Read This Handbook?

Mental Health
1. Introduction


Why Should I Read This Handbook?

This handbook was written to give you information about your rights as a young person in foster care with mental health needs and about the resources that may be available to help you. If you are already receiving services, this handbook should help you to find answers to questions you may have about your treatment, to understand why you are receiving certain services, and to make sure that you are receiving the right services to meet your needs.

If you come across words or phrases in this handbook that are not familiar to you, check the Glossary at the end for short definitions of foster care, family court, and mental health terms.