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ERIC Number: EJ815495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1357-5279
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Strategic Context: The Bigger Picture
Davren, Moira
Child Care in Practice, v13 n4 p327-338 Oct 2007
This paper gives an overview of the current strategies to deliver Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Traditionally, services for children and adolescents have tended to be almost an afterthought to adult provision and have long been neglected and under-resourced. There is evidence, however, that this situation is changing, with CAMHS receiving an increasing profile in all regions. Each region has developed their own strategy for the organisation, planning and delivery of a comprehensive mental health service for children and adolescents. This paper examines the common themes of each strategy and their individual differences, and highlights some of the challenges they all face in providing a high-quality, comprehensive CAMHS in the United Kingdom. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)