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Youth Villages in-home specialist featured in Nashville Public Television documentary about children’s mental health

July 12, 2011

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Youth Villages recently was featured in a five-part documentary series on WNPT Nashville Public Television about children’s mental health issues in Nashville. WNPT hosted the first viewing of the documentary, “Children’s Health Crisis,” and followed the viewing with a discussion by a panel of Nashville-area experts in the mental health field.

The documentary followed Sarah Baker, Intercept family intervention specialist in Nashville, on one of her home visits with a family.

“It was exciting to have the opportunity to show people what I do at Youth Villages and to share a success story that shows what we do here really works,” Sarah said. “The family was incredible. They spoke about their positive experiences with Youth Villages and shared their story for other people to see and know help is out there.”

In the documentary, Sarah and the mother of the family explained how Youth Villages’ in-home program helped her son address his aggression issues and gave her family a more peaceful household.

The goal of the documentary is to raise awareness of mental health issues and start a community-wide conversation about the increasing health problems of Nashville’s children, including pre-mature birth, childhood obesity and untreated mental health issues.

The documentary showed Tennessee ranks 42 out of 50 states in health and well-being for children.

Watch the entire 30-minute documentary above.

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