ERIC Number: EJ844151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Wraparound Services: An Effective Intervention for Families Impacted by Severe Mental Illness
Kessler, Michelle L.; Ackerson, Barry J.
Journal of Family Social Work, v8 n4 p29-45 2004
Children and families impacted by severe mental illness (SMI) have multiple strains that effect family functioning, child safety, and parental rights. Traditional services for children and families struggling with severe mental illness have not achieved success in improving family functioning and keeping families intact. Wraparound is a philosophy and a system of care with a promising evidence base that could enhance collaboration of child welfare, mental health, and community services to work more effectively with families impacted by SMI.
Descriptors: Community Services, Parent Rights, Child Safety, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Child Welfare, Cooperation, Social Services, Social Work, Family Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Parent Child Relationship
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