Date Developed: 01/31/2014. Source: JSI Health. Presenter(s): Bonnie Strickland. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 2 minutes.
Bonnie Strickland, Director of HRSA/MCHB’s Division of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN), provides a brief history of the CYSHN population definition which has evolved to be broad and inclusive of "those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, development, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally”. Also featured, Lynda Honberg, former Program Director in HRSA/MCHB/DSCSHN, adds her personal insights about characteristics held in common by children with a wide range of diagnoses.