ERIC Number: ED460528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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The Individualized Needs for Service Assessment (INSA) for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances.
Grosser, Rene C.; Flisher, Alan J.
This paper reports on efforts underway in New York State to develop the Individualized Needs for Services Assessment (INSA). The INSA is a set of standardized procedures and data definitions to guide assessment of service needs for children with serious emotional disturbances (SED). The INSA procedure for children with SED is designed to be consistent with principles from the federal Child and Adolescent Service System Program, individualized service planning, applied data standards, and a logic structure adapted from the Medical Research Council Needs for Care Assessment. Service needs are assessed using interdisciplinary teams with the participation of family members. Representatives from child welfare, juvenile justice, alcohol substance abuse, primary health care, recreation, and other relevant programs or community organizations also may be included. Functioning is assessed for the following domains: self-care; family life; social and interpersonal relationships; learning; school performance; vocational relationships; disruptive behavior; mood symptoms; anxiety symptoms; symptoms of psychosis; attention deficit and/or hyperactivity symptoms; and alcohol and/or other substance abuse. The child's functioning in each domain is rated according to a four-point scale from no problem to severe. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach, Measures (Individuals), Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York