ERIC Number: ED460508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Shaping State Public Policies: Determining Access to Care and Level of Care Provided to Youth in Need of Mental Health Services. Symposium.
Hodges, Kay; Leaf, Phillip J.; Behar, Lenore B.; Hersch, Phyllis; Irvin, Elizabeth; Lemoine, Randall L.; Stelle, Lynn; Speier, Tony; Ellzey, Sally; Pine, Jo; Schwartz, Aimee; Perkins, Stephen
These four symposium papers provide examples of different states that have experimented with various criteria and approaches in developing youth mental health services. The four states profiled, North Carolina, Arizona, Louisiana, and Massachusetts, are using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) to assess impairment in youth functioning. The CAFAS provides a score that reflects youth functioning in eight areas: school/work, home, community, behavior towards others, mood, self-harmful behavior, abnormal thinking, and substance abuse. The four papers highlight the factors that are being considered for inclusion as eligibility criteria other than impairment. The papers include: (1) "Criteria for Assessing Child Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services in North Carolina" (Lenore Behar and Lynn Stelle); (2) "Proposed Eligibility Criteria and Procedures for Enrollment in Department of Mental Health Continuing Care" (Elizabeth Irvin and Phyllis Hersch); (3) "Using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS) To Establish Level-of-Need for Medicaid Manage Care Services" (Randall Lemoine and others); and (4) "Criteria Used in Determining Appropriateness of Service Utilization in Arizona" (Aimee Schwartz and Stephen Perkins). (Three of the papers include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adolescents, Children, Eligibility, Emotional Disturbances, Integrated Services, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, State Regulation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Louisiana; Massachusetts; North Carolina