Children's Mental Health: Creating Systems of Care in a Changing Society

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Beth A. Stroul
P.H. Brookes Pub., 1996 - Social Science - 636 pages
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This volume presents along-overdue "road map" for providing affordable and comprehensive mental health services to children and youth of all races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Incorporating the diverse perspectives of parents, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, and researchers, this groundbreaking work discusses... conceptual framework: a new paradigm for comprehensive, individualized, family-focused, and culturally competent mental health services for young children and adolescents; system development at federal, state, and local levels: the planning, financing, and structure of various government and community-based initiatives, including the Ventura County (CA), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Mental Health Services Program for Youth, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation systems of care; management issues: case management, human resource development, financing, service coordination mechanisms, and outcome assessment techniques; family involvement: a historical framework and practical guidelines for promoting family involvement and collaboration at the system and service delivery levels; and service delivery: new service delivery approaches for children and youth with serious challenges and multiple needs. Children's Mental Health provides articulate guidance and critical support for planning, administering, and implementing improved systems of mental health care for children. Policy makers, professionals, and parents will welcome the long-awaited insight and information that this volume delivers.

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Stroul is Vice President of Management and Training Innovations, McLean, Virginia.

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