ERIC Number: EJ793448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Incorporating Multifaceted Mental Health Prevention Services in Community Sectors-of-Care
Gewirtz, Abigail H.; August, Gerald J.
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, v11 n1-2 p1-11 Jun 2008
This article proposes a framework for embedding prevention services into community sectors-of-care. Community sectors-of-care include both formal and grassroot organizations distributed throughout a community that provide various resources and services to at-risk children and their families. Though the child population served by these organizations is often at elevated risk for mental health problems by virtue of children's exposure to difficult life circumstances (poverty, maltreatment, homelessness, domestic violence, etc.) these children face many barriers to accessing evidence-based prevention or treatment services. We review evidence and propose a framework for integrating prevention services into community sectors-of-care that serve high-risk children and families.
Descriptors: Prevention, Mental Health, Community Health Services, Health Promotion, At Risk Persons, Child Welfare, Children, Child Health, Access to Health Care
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