ERIC Number: EJ863935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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Creating a Front Porch in Systems of Care: Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services for Diverse Children and Families
Callejas, Linda M.; Hernandez, Mario; Nesman, Teresa; Mowery, Debra
Evaluation and Program Planning, v33 n1 p32-35 Feb 2010
Despite recognition of the central role that service accessibility (and availability) should assume within a system of care, the definition proposed in the feature article of this special issue does not identify specific factors that systems of care must take into account in order to serve diverse children with serious emotional disturbance and their families in a culturally competent manner. This paper provides support for inclusion of the concepts of access and availability in the system of care definition and presents important factors that systems of care must take into account in order to increase access in a culturally competent manner, a core system of care value.
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Disturbances, Health Education, Access to Health Care, Family (Sociological Unit), Children, Behavior, Cultural Pluralism, Child Care
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