ERIC Number: ED354682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of Local Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents with Severe Emotional Disturbances.
Stroul, Beth A.; And Others
The case studies contained in this document were developed as part of a national project to identify communities that have made substantial progress toward developing comprehensive, coordinated, community-based systems of care for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. After initial identification, communities were further selected for site visits based on such criteria as providing a range of services, having interagency coordinating mechanisms in place, utilizing a child-centered and family-centered approach, and incorporating a community-based system of care. The service delivery systems described in this document are located in four communities: Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Richland County, Ohio; Stark County, Ohio; and Ventura County, California. Each case study includes an introduction to the project as a whole and a profile of the service delivery system, including the community context, the background and history of the system of care development, philosophy and goals, target population, system organization, system care components, system-level coordination mechanisms, client-level coordination mechanisms, system of care activities, system financing, evaluation, major strengths and challenges, and technical assistance resources. Following the case studies, a paper by Judith W. Katz-Leavy and others, titled "Individualized Services in a System of Care," reviews philosophy, process, operationalization, and evaluation of individualized services and includes implementation examples. The final section of the document provides brief summary profiles of 11 additional community care systems. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Children, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Family Programs, Financial Support, Individualized Programs, Models, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Social Services
Georgetown University Child Development Center, CG-52 Bles Building, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.
Identifiers - Location: California; Ohio; Pennsylvania