ERIC Number: ED330170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Mental Health Services for Infants and Toddlers: A Three-State Perspective on the Implementation of Part H of P.L. 99-457, The Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986.
Martner, Jan, Ed.; Magrab, Phyllis, Ed.
This study addresses seven components of Public Law 99-457 which relate to mental health intervention to meet the comprehensive early needs of infants and toddlers with, or at risk for, disabilities. The seven components include: the definition of "developmentally delayed"; multidisciplinary evaluation; the individualized family service plan, including case management services; a comprehensive Child Find system; a public awareness program; a central resource directory; and personnel development and standards for training. The study focused on three states' efforts to incorporate a mental health perspective into their overall philosophy and service delivery systems for young children. It examined various systems that were in place or were evolving for children and the role of mental health in those systems. Each of the three states has its own pattern of providing mental health services: Maine has a state-driven system of service delivery; Ohio has a strong system of local control; and North Carolina has a blended state and local system. Appendices contain case vignettes of three families with young children and a copy of the instrument used in the study. (JDD)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, At Risk Persons, Community Control, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Federal Legislation, Infants, Mental Health Programs, Program Development, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Staff Development, State Programs, Toddlers
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Child and Adolescent Service System Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.
Identifiers - Location: Maine; North Carolina; Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986