May 31, 2015
Source: Wichita State University
Children’s mental health issues are commonly addressed in family-focused treatment, integrated community-based treatment, and school-based treatment. Children’s mental health services are distinct from adult mental health services in that: 1) Children experience rapid developmental changes within a much shorter amount of time than adults; 2) Family context must be taken into account in the treatment of children; and 3) A majority of children’s mental health services are provided by schools. Thus, in order to develop effective community intervention models, programs must be focused on practitioner behavior, organizational variables, and the characteristics of the community.