ERIC Number: ED460483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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A Community-Based Continuum of Services Compatible within the Managed Care Environment.
Berman, Harvey J.; Rosser, John
This summary outlines a model of service delivery to children and adolescents with emotional disturbances which uses a "hub" model to provide community-based services in Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. The program's administrative structure involves a central administration (for financial administration and program coordination, governance, computerized systems, human resources coordination, training, clinical and educational oversight, quality assurance, licensing accreditation, government relations, and fundraising) and decentralized program supervision structures (which emphasize oversight of clusters of specific programs based on categories of services and clients, and geographic location). The model's treatment activities focus on "generalist" professionals who coordinate and provide support services to front-line workers (usually teachers and child care workers) who work with the child. Each community "hub" offers a continuum of treatment alternatives including residential treatment, a day treatment site, a cooperative relationship with the public schools, and a network of consultants and providers whose services are coordinated by the "generalist." (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Children, Community Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Health Maintenance Organizations, Integrated Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maine; New Hampshire; Rhode Island