Title

Wrap-Around Services: An Analysis of Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children

Publication Date

9-1-2002

Document Type

Article

Abstract

TOPIC: Wrap-around services-individualized, community-based mental health services for children in their homes and schools-for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. PURPOSE: To conduct an analysis of the social policy antecedents that culminated in wrap-around services in one state and consider the development of one state's implementation and relevant value issues. SOURCES: Policy and historical literature; the first author's experience as a director of a large wrap-around program. CONCLUSIONS: While the advent of wrap-around services and the expansion of Medicaid represent significant steps forward in the treatment of children with mental health problems, outcome studies of these services are sorely needed.

Publication Title

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Volume

15

Issue

3

First Page

124

Last Page

131

Version

pre-print, post-print

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