ERIC Number: ED357525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Update: Improving Services for Emotionally Disturbed Children. Volumes 4-7, Winter 1988-Summer 1991.
Henderson, Elissa, Ed.; Algarin, Alissa, Ed.
Update: Improving Services for Emotionally Disturbed Children, v4-7 Win 1988-Sum 1991
This compilation of four annual newsletter issues on services for children with emotional disturbances presents reports of activities, meetings, services, and programs around the country as well as various feature articles. Activities funded under the Child and Adolescent Service System Program are highlighted. In the Winter 1988-89 issue, an article on alternatives to residential placements describes states' efforts to develop new services, modify fiscal incentives, establish stricter gatekeeping mechanisms, increase accountability, develop policies and statutes, and modify attitudes. In the Summer 1989 issue, an article by Jane Knitzer and Susan Yelton discusses interagency collaboration among public child welfare agencies and child mental health agencies, emphasizing the growth of family preservation services and appropriate placement. The Summer 1990 issue features an article by Michael K. Johnson and Robert M. Friedman which summarizes issues and trends in the development of effective treatment plans. The feature article of the Summer 1991 issue is titled "Strength-Based Assessment" written by Michael K. Johnson and Robert M. Friedman. It discusses the assessment and utilization of individual and family strengths in treatment planning and offers guidelines for staff to implement strength-based assessments. Feature articles include references. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.