A client-centred and family empowering orientation represents the latest development in the growing field of community child psychiatry.
The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Systems of Care is a groundbreaking volume that presents the latest thinking in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry written by a stellar panel of child and adolescent psychiatrists. The Handbook shows that the best way to help at-risk children is not in isolated doctor and patient treatment rooms but with community-based systems of care (SOC) that incorporate an interagency integration of services based on a client-centered and family empowering orientation. This important resource offers psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, pediatricians, nurses, educators, lawyers and judges, politicians, child advocates, parents, and families a guide to this dynamic new theory and practice.Comprehensive in scope, The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Systems of Care includes vital information on a wide variety of topics including* Developmental and cognitive psychology in systems of care (SOCs)* Social sciences, neurobiology, and prevention in SOC* The best way to use psychopharmacology* Family- and community-based interventions* Culturally diverse populations* Youth in juvenile justice and child welfare, school-based services* Partnerships among parents, consumers, and clinicians
Table of Contents
Tables and Figures. Foreword (Clarice
Kestenbaum) Preface. Acknowledgments.
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF SYSTEMS
OF CARE. 1 A History of Community Child
Mental Health (Ira S. Lourie). 2 Systems
of Care: A Framework for Children