Resources for mental health
info and reforms
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
- Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health
- Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
Research, Articles, and Publications
- Columbia University Guidelines for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Referral, Columbia University, Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryThe Guidelines for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Referral is a template specifically designed to assist community mental health agencies in identifying appropriate treatments for youth who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. The Guidelines are based on empirical research describing treatments with demonstrated efficacy for treating these youth. For each diagnostic category, medication and psychosocial approaches that have demonstrated efficacy are listed.
Related article: Gail Wasserman, Susan Ko, and Peter Jensen,. Columbia guidelines for child and adolescent mental health referral. Emotional & Behavioral Disorders in Youth. Winter 2001: 9-14, 23.
- Critical Gaps Cited In Evidence For How Best To Treat Children’s Behavioral And Mental Health Problems — Science Daily, September 12, 2006
- Effective Treatment for Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Barbara J. Burns, Ph.D., Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D. and Patricia J. Mrazek, Ph.D.The authors of this work reviewed the published literature for effective interventions for mental disorders in children and adolescents. They organize their findings into the following categories: prevention, traditional forms of treatment, community-based interventions, crisis and support services, and treatment for two prevalent disorders. The strongest evidence base supportive of positive outcomes for children and families exists for five forms of services and treatments: home-based services, therapeutic foster care, some forms of case management, and both pharmaceutical and psychosocial treatments for specific syndromes.
Reference: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Vol. 2, No. 4. 1999:199-244.