Pumariega AJ, Winters NC, eds. 2003. The handbook of child and adolescent systems of care: The new community psychiatry. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 547 pp.
Annotation: This book, a publication of the Work Group on Community-Based Systems of Care of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, discusses helping at-risk children and adolescents with community-based systems of care that incorporate an interagency integration of services based on a client-centered and family-empowering orientation. Written for mental health professionals, the book is divided into four parts: (1) conceptual foundations of systems of care, (2) integrating clinical modalities into systems of care, (3) working across populations and settings, and (4) administration and evaluation of systems of care. Topics include community children's mental health care, family advocacy, collaboration, pharmacotherapy, case management, youth in the juvenile justice system, school-based mental health services, foster children in the child welfare system, managed care, demonstration projects, and training child and adolescent mental health professionals for systems of care. The book concludes with name and subject indexes.
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Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Case studies, Children, Community based services, Interagency cooperation, Interdisciplinary training, Mental health, Psychiatry, Service delivery systems