ERIC Number: ED470528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Wraparound: Stories from the Field. Systems of Care: Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health, 2001 Series.
Kendziora, Kimberly; Bruns, Eric; Osher, David; Pacchiano, Debra; Mejia, Brenda
This document is part of a series designed to provide guidance for communities and caregivers interested in building exemplary systems of care and to give systems builders the latest available information about how best to help and serve and support children who live with serious emotional disturbances at home and in their communities. The monographs show that the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program has evaluated and developed promising practices that directly improve the health and lives of children and families throughout the country. This volume explores the ever-burgeoning conviction in a growing community of providers, advocates, and families that wraparound services are simply better, cheaper, and more humane than conventional service delivery processes for families with children with serious emotional disturbance. Through the stories of six families who have received individualized services and supports, the wraparound process is shown to support their strengths and meet their needs. Following the six case studies, the final chapter presents a qualitative, cross-site analysis that integrates and summarizes the observations and lessons learned from the six wraparound stories. Appendices include a conceptual framework for this volume. (Contains 19 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Programs, Inclusive Schools, Integrated Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Health Programs, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Community Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC. Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice.
Note: Part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program.