ERIC Number: ED341214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
State Child Mental Health Planning.
Pires, Sheila A.
This monograph is based on experiences of the national Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) and describes a plan for developing and implementing community based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families. It draws on examples from state mental health plans to illustrate planning approaches to systems change. Stressed is the need for the system of care to be child centered, family focused, and community based. The introduction identifies desirable system components and the requirements of the Mental Health Services Plan and its 1990 Amendments. The first chapter identifies principles of effective planning such as the involvement of key stakeholders. The second chapter provides various state definitions of the target population, information on population size, service requirements, and current system assessment. Specific values and principles of CASSP are identified next. The fourth chapter examines the ways by which various states have addressed goals and objectives including structural change objectives relating to infrastructure, financing, and interagency collaboration. Specific strategies, resources and responsibility centers are identified in the fifth chapter. The last two chapters consider planning and progress reporting format and program evaluation methods. A list of technical assistance materials is appended. Includes 16 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Change Strategies, Children, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Emotional Disturbances, Family Programs, Legislation, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Organizational Change, Planning, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Recordkeeping, State Programs, State Standards
Child and Adolescent Service System Program Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Suite 215, Washington, DC 20007 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.; Human Service Collaborative, Washington, DC.