Gordon LJ. Tullis K, Hanson A, eds. 2004. Building on family strengths: Research and services in support of children and their families—2003 conference proceedings. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, 204 pp.
Annotation: These conference proceedings describe a conference held June 26-28, 2003 in Portland, OR, to share and learn about current research and best practices for supporting children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. Topics include systems of care, wraparound processes, promoting children's mental health in early childhood settings; youth violence; perceptions of service delivery; links between successful inclusion and family support in child care centers; understanding collaboration in systems of care; case studies, family support, family participation, and individualized services and support planning. The proceedings include keynote and plenary transcripts, with presentation summaries including presentation PowerPoint slides and links to corresponding Web-based versions of individual presentations, along with a complete conference agenda with contact information for lead presenters. The appendix includes the conference agenda and the report concludes with an index.
Contact: National Wraparound Initiative, Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, Telephone: (503) 725-8236 Fax: (503) 725-4180 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.nwi.pdx.edu Available from the website.
Keywords: Affective disorders, Behavior problems, Case studies, Child care, Child mental health, Collaboration, Conference proceedings, Early intervention services, Family centered services, Family support services, Individualized family service plans, Model programs, Research