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Handbook of Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families
Steele, Ric G. (Edt)
Plenum / Kluwer / Springer Nature / Hardcover / 2004-09-01 / 0306485605
Infant, Child & Adolescent / Couple & Family Studies
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Social, economic, and theoretical changes in the current clinical landscape are adding up to profound changes in children’s services--not the least of which is an expanded need for mental health services. Professionals--novices and veteran clinicians alike--wonder how to fill this demand in the present climate of turf wars, reorganizations, and budget cuts. The Handbook of Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families cogently analyzes the issues and provides the answers, from current issues and emerging therapeutic trends to new avenues of treatment. Thoroughly researches and documented buy industry experts, it presents the widest range of mental health services available to youth and their families.

Areas of coverage include:

Specific modalities in service delivery, including in-patient and day treatment facilities, pediatric hospitals, and community mental health centers as well as rural, school, and primary care settings.

Services tailored to special populations, such as adolescent sex offenders, homeless children and their families, children with chronic illness, oppositional teens, abuse situations, and children exposed to traumatic events.

Details on preventative programs for child abuse, substance abuse, STD’s, and gang violence.

An in-depth examination of the latest developments in children’s services, including therapeutic camping and Internet-based treatment.

Approaches and methods for evaluating service organization, delivery, and efficacy.

Few areas of mental health care demonstrate the need for complementary services as much as child and family practice does. With this need firmly in mind, the Handbook encourages creativity and collaboration within practice settings and across agencies. For clinicians, administrators, school practitioners, and advanced-level students, this is a reference certain to have lasting impact on the field.


1. Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents and Families: Trends, Models, and Current Status. Ric G. Steele and Michael C. Roberts. 2. Mental Health Services for Young Children. Diane Powell and Glen Dunlap. 3. School Psychology Services. Steven W. Lee and T. Rene Jamison. 4. Providing Services Within a School-Based Intensive Mental Health Program. Anne K. Jacobs, Camille Randall, Eric M. Vernberg, Michael C. Roberts and Joseph E. Nyre. 5. Inpatient Pediatric Consultation-Liaison: Applied Child Health Psychology. Bryan D. Carter and Renee T. von Weiss. 6. Mental Health Services for Children in Pediatric Primary Care Settings. Terry Stancin. 7. Providing a Range of Services to Fit the Needs of Youth in Community Mental Health Centers. Julianne M. Smith-Boydston. 8. Outpatient – Private Practice Model. Bernadette M. Landolf. 9. Inpatient Treatment Models. Luis A. Vargas, and Artemio de Dios Brambila. 10. Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Services. Michelle R. Kees and Barbara L. Bonner. 11. Services to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents. Beth A. Auslander, Mary B. Short, and Susan L. Rosenthal. 12. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abuse. Beverly Pringle. 13. Targeted Prevention of Antisocial Behavior in Children: The Early Risers "Skills for Success" Program. Michael L. Bloomquist, Gerald J. August, Susanne S. Lee, Barrie E. Berquist, and Robin Mathy. 14. Implementing Effective Youth Violence Prevention Programs in Community Settings. Patricia A. Graczyk and Patrick H. Tolan. 15. Adolescent Sex Offender Programs. William D. Murphy, Jacqueline Page, and Rebecca Ettelson. 16. Rural Mental Health Services. David L. Fenell and Alan J. Hovestadt. 17. Mental Health Services for Children with Chronic Illness. Ann M. McGrath and Ngan Vuong. 18. Psychological Services for Children and Families who are Homeless. Mary E. Walsh and Julie Heim Jackson. 19. Telehealth/Internet Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families. Heidi J. Liss. 20. Therapeutic Camping Programs. Keri J. Brown. 21. Implementation of the Felix Consent Decree in Hawaii: The Impact of Policy and Practice Development Efforts on Service Delivery. Bruce F. Chorpita and Christina Donkervoet. 22. Emergency Services and Disaster Relief. Gilbert Reyes. 23. Program Evaluation Approaches to Service Delivery in Child and Family Mental Health. Michael C. Roberts and Ric G. Steele. 24. Large Scale Evaluations of Children’s Mental Health Services: The Ft. Bragg and Start County Studies. Leonard Bickman and Shelagh Mulvaney. 25 Methodological Challenges in the National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Medical Health Services for Children and their Families Program. E. Wayne Holden, Robert L. Stephens, and Rolando L. Santiago. 26 Future Service Organization and Research Agenda

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