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The System of Care Handbook : Transforming Mental Health Services for Children, Youth, and Families
Stroul, Beth A., M.Ed. and Gary M. Blau, Ph.D.
Brookes Publishing / Hardcover / 2008-07-01 / 1557669627
Infant, Child & Adolescent
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768 pages
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Address the urgent need for individualized, coordinated mental health care with this book—the only one-stop reference for establishing, evaluating, and improving services and systems of care for children and adolescents with mental health challenges and their families. The new cornerstone of the highly respected Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health series, this comprehensive volume helps administrators, program developers, and clinicians from mental health and partner child-serving systems skillfully navigate every key issue they may encounter on the road to effective service delivery. Weaving all the latest research and best practices into a single accessible handbook, more than 60 expert contributors give readers the in-depth, practical knowledge they need to
develop comprehensive, community-based, coordinated systems of care for youth with mental health challenges and their families

avoid duplication and fragmentation of services across mental health and other child-serving systems

develop individualized care plans for children with complex needs and implement the "wraparound " approach to service delivery

incorporate evidence-based practices into systems of care

use smart financing strategies that make the most of multiple funding streams

ensure the full participation of families and youth in service planning and delivery

improve services and care coordination across a variety of systems—schools, child welfare, juvenile justice

work effectively with youth and families from diverse backgrounds and communities

conduct accurate program evaluation and continuous quality improvement

use the best professional development strategies to ensure a skilled and dedicated workforce
Throughout the book, extended case studies of children, youth, families, and successful programs take readers beyond the abstract and reveal in vivid detail how high-quality services can transform the lives of children and youth—from early childhood to their transition to adulthood—as well as their families and caregivers. A must-own compendium of knowledge for anyone involved in shaping the future of mental health services, this book is the new blueprint for systems of care that truly respond to the needs of children, youth and families.


Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword: FInding a Balance in Systems of Care
Samantha Jo Broderick, M.S.W.
Foreword: Family-Driven Systems of Care
Sandra A. Spencer
I: Overview
1: Systems of Care: A Strategy to Transform Children's Mental Health Care
Beth A. Stroul, Gary M. Blau, & Diane L. Sondheimer

2: Evaluation Results and Systems of Care: A Review
Brigitte Manteuffel, Robert L. Stephens, Freda Brashears, Anna Krivelyova, & Sylvia Kay Fisher

3: Integrating the Components into an Effective System of Care: A Framework for Putting the Pieces Together
Sharon Hodges, Robert M. Friedman, & Mario Hernandez
II: Building Systems of Care
4: Building Systems of Care: Critical Structures and Functions
Sheila A. Pires

5: Individualized Services in Systems of Care: The Wraparound Process
Janet S. Walker, Eric J. Bruns, & Marlene Penn

6: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices within Systems of Care
Christine Walrath, Karen A. Blase, & Patrick J. Kanary

7: Financing Strategies for Systems of Care
Sheila A. Pires, Beth A. Stroul, Mary Armstrong, Jan McCarthy, Karabelle A. Pizzigati, Ginny Wood, & Holly Echo-Hawk

8: Sustaining Systems of Care
Beth A. Stroul & Brigitte Manteuffel
III: Recommended Practice Examples: The System Level
9: Partnerships with Families for Family-Driven Systems of Care
Trina W. Osher, Marlene Penn, & Sandra A. Spencer

10: Partnerships with Youth for Youth-Guided Systems of Care
Marlene Matarese, Myrna Carpenter, Charles Huffine, Stephanie Lane, & Kayla Paulson

11: Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Eliminating Disparities
Mareasa R. Isaacs, Vivian Hopkins Jackson, Regenia Hicks, & Ed K.S. Wang

12: Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Angela Sheehan, Brigitte Manteuffel, Chris Stormann, & Teresa King

13: Monitoring Fidelity to System of Care Principles in Service Delivery
Mario Hernandez, Keren S. Vergon, & John Mayo

14. Social Marketing
Maria J. Rodriguez, Lisa Rubenstein, & Barbara Huff
IV. Recommended Practice Examples: The Service Delivery Level
15. Strengths-Based, Individualized Services in Systems of Care
Knute Rotto, Janet S. McIntyre, & Celia Serkin

16. Improving Services Through Evidence-Based Practice Elements
Jason Schiffman & Christina M. Donkervoet

17. Services for High-Risk Populations in Systems of Care
Bruce Kamradt, Stephen A. Gilbertson, & Margaret Jefferson

18. Services for Young Children and Their Families in Systems of Care
Deborah F. Perry, Roxanne K. Kaufmann, Sarah Hoover, & Claudia Zundel

19. Services for Youth in Transition to Adulthood in Systems of Care
Hewitt B. "Rusty" Clark, Nicole Deschênes, DeDe Sieler, Melanie E. Green, Gwendolyn White, & Diane L. Sondheimer

20. School-Based Mental Health Services in Systems of Care
Krista Kutash, Albert J. Duchnowski, Vestena Robbins, & Sandra Keenan

21. Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System in Systems of Care
Joseph J. Cocozza, Kathleen R. Skowyra, Joyce L. Burrell, Timothy P. Dollard, & Jacqueline P. Scales

22. Services for Youth in the Child Welfare System and Their Families in Systems of Care
Jan McCarthy, Frank Rider, Caraleen M. Fawcett, & Steve Sparks

23. Services for Youth and Their Families in Culturally Diverse Communities
Mareasa R. Isaacs, Larke Nahme Huang, Mario Hernandez, Holly Echo-Hawk, Ignacio David Acevedo-Polakovich, & Ken Martinez
V. Future Directions for Systems of Care
24. Workforce Implications: Issues and Strategies for Workforce Development
Joan M. Dodge and Larke Nahme Huang

25. Policy Implications: New Directions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Sybil K. Goldman, Beth A. Stroul, Larke Nahme Nahme Huang, and Chris Koyanagi

26. Research and Evaluation Implications: Using Research and Evaluation to Strengthen Systems of Care
Robert M. Friedman and Nathaniel Israel

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