ERIC Number: ED330174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Services. Volume II. Series on Community-Based Services for Children and Adolescents Who Are Severely Emotionally Disturbed.
Goldman, Sybil K.
This document is part of a series of monographs on community-based services for children and adolescents who are severely emotionally disturbed. The series is the product of a national study of community-based service approaches which identified over 200 programs serving emotionally disturbed children and included visits to several programs representing a variety of service delivery approaches. This volume begins with a presentation of a model system of care, along with principles for service delivery. A review of crisis services is then presented, focusing on: history; philosophy and goals; characteristics; variables such as hospital affiliation, integration with a larger network of services, and staffing credentials and patterns; specific services such as referrals, intake, evaluation, assessment, crisis intervention, and follow-up; linkages; clients; staffing; resources; evaluation; and major advantages and challenges. Three programs are then described in detail, including: Adolescent Crisis Team and Respite House (Quincy, Massachusetts); Children's Crisis Intervention Service (Sicklerville, New Jersey); and Huckleberry House (Columbus, Ohio.) One-page profiles of 15 other crisis service programs complete the volume. References accompany the first two chapters. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Programs, Community Services, Crisis Intervention, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health Programs, Models, Program Descriptions, Psychiatric Services, Severe Disabilities
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($10.00; $25.00 Volumes I-III).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: 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.