ERIC Number: ED035136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health Services for Children; Focus: The Community Mental Health Center.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health.
The need to help the emotionally disturbed is discussed with a focus on community mental health centers. Psychiatric services described are diagnosis, inpatient care, day care, outpatient care, emergency care, continuity of care and services, and care adjusted to age groupings ranging from infancy to adolescence. Aspects of the community goal of prevention considered are detection through consultation; the education of teachers, parents, and the general public; and special programs, such as tutoring, designed to help poverty areas. Attention is also given to research and evaluation, the training of staff and professional personnel, the facilities and physical plants of institutions, and plans for establishing a community mental health center. (JM)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Community Programs, Consultation Programs, Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Educational Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Health Personnel, Medical Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Prevention, Professional Training, Psychiatric Services, Special Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.30)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health.