ERIC Number: ED372523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Annual Research Conference Proceedings (6th, Tampa, Florida, March 1-3, 1993).
Liberton, Cindy J., Ed.; And Others
This conference proceedings document includes 43 papers on the provision of mental health services to children. Eleven papers focus on evaluation of systems of care, addressing: preliminary findings from several program evaluation studies, systems of care in California, several Robert Wood Johnson projects, a parents' satisfaction survey in Colorado, comprehensive services and prevention, multicultural issues, and innovative neighborhood-based approaches. Five papers discuss the organization, staffing, and financing of systems of care. These papers consider state financing strategies to promote home-based and community-based services, workforce issues related to community-based services, residential treatment programs in Florida, embeddedness and resource transfers between agencies, and the role of cash subsidies. Program evaluation is the focus of six papers considering issues of children's in-home psychiatric emergency services, family reconciliation services, a home-based mentor program, community-based programs, qualitative evaluation of community-based prevention programs, and multisystemic treatment with adolescent offenders and substance abusers. Eight papers look at the role of education in systems of care. These papers discuss: the school-based wraparound approach, three demonstration projects in Texas, a primary prevention and early intervention demonstration project, attitudes of teachers and students toward mainstreaming, and attitudes of parents toward collaborative educational teams. The final section presents five papers on child welfare/foster care systems. They address: factors influencing appropriate placement, treatment foster family care, an individualized system of care and juvenile delinquency, the use of aggregated progress indicators to evaluate treatment foster care, and integrating research into practice in a public welfare agency. Most papers contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Child Welfare, Delivery Systems, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Financial Support, Foster Care, Mainstreaming, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Parent Attitudes, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Psychiatry, Residential Programs, Role of Education, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Florida Mental Health Institute/Training Support, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612-3899 ($27).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Note: For a selected chapter containing eight papers, see EC 303 156.