ERIC Number: ED455468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Model Projects for Early Intervention in the Mental Health of Young People: Reorientation of Services.
O'Hanlon, Anne; Kosky, Robert; Martin, Graham; Dundas, Pauline; Davis, Cathy
The Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People (AusEinet) was established to coordinate a national approach to early intervention for mental health in young people. The approach has three streams: (1) development and maintenance of a national early intervention network for mental health in young people; (2) identification and promotion of good practices in early intervention; and (3) the reorientation of service delivery towards early intervention. This publication focuses on the reorientation stream of the project by presenting some practical models for the reorientation of service delivery to early intervention. It offers a guide to administrators and health professionals considering reorienting their own services to early intervention. Chapter 1 describes the reorientation strategies developed in each of the projects and attempts to show how reorientation was achieved in different types of agencies. Chapter 2 discusses the need for early intervention and presents an overview of the groups and individuals for whom early intervention may be most beneficial. Chapter 3 focuses on reorientation services. Chapters 4 through 12 present the model projects. Chapter 13 reviews the projects to point out commonalties and differences and considers strategies used to achieve either immediate gains or long term change. (Contains 44 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Health Services, Delivery Systems, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Models, National Programs, Prevention, Program Development
Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, c/o CAMHS Southern, Flinders Medical Center, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042. For full text: http://auseinet.flinders.edu.au.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People, Bedford Park, South Australia.
Identifiers - Location: Australia