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Tompkins JR, Brooks BL, Tompkins TJ. 1998. Child advocacy: History, theory, and practice. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 134 pp.

Annotation: This book addresses child advocacy as a process that seeks to champion the right of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The text is directed at analyzing the alienation of children from supportive environments that are vital to children's psychological and social development. Advocacy is viewed as a process that seeks to champion the rights of all children and to make every child's needs known and met. The contents include a discussion of the emergence of child advocacy at the national level, child advocacy as the National Institute of Mental Health's highest priority, the 1971 White House Conference on Children, advocacy models in North Carolina, a definition of child advocacy in the 1990s, the ecological theory of advocacy, the advocacy needs of children, the purpose of advocacy, proactive advocacy, a case study of advocacy, university and community collaboration, a parent training approach, a child advocacy commission model, developing local advocacy councils, advocacy in the treatment and education of adjudicated children, and delivery of services through boards for children in trouble.

Contact: Carolina Academic Press, 700 Kent Street, Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: 919-489-7486 Fax: (919) 493-5668 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-89089-959-2.

Keywords: Child advocacy, Child welfare, Children, Children's rights, Collaboration, Communities, Conferences, High risk children, History, Local MCH programs, National Institute of Mental Health, North Carolina, Parent education, Universities

Hersh SP, Rojcewicz S, eds. 1973. Health care screening and developmental assessment: Proceedings of the first National Institute of Mental Health/Medical Services Administration Conference on Developmental Assessment under Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program: Dulles Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C., November 14-15, 1973. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, National Institute of Mental Health; for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 69 pp. (Hiscock Collection; related)

Annotation: This booklet summarizes a conference on early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Medical Services Administration. The background and introductory papers given at this conference, as well as the recommendations of the four work groups into which the conference was divided are provided. A selection of position papers developing ideas and reacting to the events of the conference is also included. A summation of ongoing activities and plans for future activities concludes this publication.

Keywords: Conferences, EPSDT, Medical Services Administration, National Institute of Mental Health

Segal J, ed. 1971. The mental health of the child: Program reports of the National Institute of Mental Health. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Program Planning and Evaluation; Washington, DC: for sale by U.S. Government Printing Office, 588 pp. (Public Health Service publication, no.: 2168)

Annotation: This volume is intended to display the range of the current and past efforts in the child mental health field by the National Institute of Mental Health. The report is intended to stimulate the work of research personnel and provide information of value to clinicians and others who deal directly with the child. The area of prevention is the focus of the first section of this volume. The second section is concerned with a variety of circumstances that can affect a child's mental health and relates not only to the etiology of behavior problems, but to their prevention as well. The third section presents projects concerned both with improving the diagnosis and treatment of disturbed children and adolescents, and with increasing understanding of some of the conditions leading to disturbed behavior. The final section includes reports of some of the Institute's research endeavors in child mental health endeavoring to understand both normal and abnormal development and behavior.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Child behavior, Child mental health, Diagnosis, Etiology, National Institute of Mental Health, Prevention, Research, Therapeutics

Twain D, Harlow E, Merwin D. 1970. Research and human services: A guide to collaboration for program development. New York, NY: Jewish Board of Guardians, Research and Development Center, 95 pp.

Annotation: This report is based on three conferences on research and development issues sponsored by the Research and Development Center of the Jewish Board of Guardians and funded under Grant MH 15860 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The report is intended to acquaint the administrator and practitioner in the human services with the nature of the joint effort of the agency and the social scientist to develop program through social science based research. This is not a technical description of research itself but a discussion of the kinds of problems which arise in the planning and conducting of action research, and an effort to identify the reasons such difficulties arise and ways in which they might be avoided. The report describes the value of research for program development, traditional orientations, negotiation and planning for research, kinds of research, initiating and conducting research, and utilization of findings.

Keywords: Collaboration, Conferences, Human services, Jewish Board of Guardians, National Institute of Mental Health, Program development, Reports, Research, Social sciences


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