ERIC Number: ED377658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Components of a System of Care: What Does the Research Say?
Rivera, Vestena Robbins; Kutash, Krista
This document presents a review of recent research literature on eight components in a system of care for children with serious emotional disturbances. It is intended to be a guide and source of information to communities for building systems of care. Components include: residential services (psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment centers), outpatient services (psychotherapy), day treatment services, family preservation services, therapeutic foster care, crisis and emergency services, case management/individualized care, and family support services. The review of each component consists of definitions, summaries of outcome and empirically based efficacy studies, cost-effectiveness data, and (for most components) research needs. Generally, only studies published since 1988 were included. (Each chapter contains references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Day Programs, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Emergency Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Family Programs, Foster Care, Human Services, Individualized Programs, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Psychiatric Hospitals, Psychotherapy, Research Needs, Residential Institutions, Residential Programs, Social Support Groups
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: 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.