Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Strategy, Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation

Paperback | February 2, 2005

EditorRichard Williams, Michael Kerfoot

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The problems of children and adolescents are of major concern to planners and providers of services within health and social care. When assuming responsibility for these services, at whatever level (policy, strategy, commissioning, or providing) they become aware of the major challenges thatface them. Few people, however, are aware of the considerable amount of evidence that has already been accumulated in the last 50 years about effectiveness and the circumstances that impact on how best to deliver services. This book is the first to bring together this substantial body of evidence,disseminating in one volume information usually found scattered throughout a vast range of publications. In 38 chapters, it provides advice on: (a) The background developments in policymaking, strategic thinking, and adult education that impact on the future roles of professionals, managers, and child and adolescent health services. (b) Identifying problem populations and devising effective methods for obtaining reliable and valid measures of need that will enable service planning to take place, and which will then promote developments of commissioning strategies that make sense to practitioners. (c) Learning lessons for and from not only the UK but also North America, Australasia, developing countries, and societies that are in recovery post-conflict. (d) Understanding the evidence base for current interventions so that informed choices can be made, particularly in relation to expensive and residential provisions. (e) Understanding service networks so that children and families are directed to services that are likely to have the optimal effect in relation to their identified needs. (f) How services are currently being mapped and what recent exercise tell us about the performance of state-funded services in the UK (g) What we know from international sources about: how the impact of mental health problems and disorders on younger people translates into burden on parents, families, carers, and primary level staff; how their experiences relate to demand for and on specialist child and adolescents mental healthservices; and what the literature tells us about demand management. (h) Understanding the criteria for service evaluation so that reliable benchmarks and standards of effectiveness in services can be developed and applied. (i) Surveying the developments that have occurred in services in the last 15 years and future directions. Each chapter is written by an expert or team of experts in the field covered and is thoroughly referenced to enable readers to locate and refer to the original sources. This book will be the essential reference text for Directors and Managers in the NHS and Social care who have responsibility forchildren and adolescents with emotional or behavioural problems, as well as for clinical practitioners and those in training, or those responsible for providing training and staff development.

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The problems of children and adolescents are of major concern to planners and providers of services within health and social care. When assuming responsibility for these services, at whatever level (policy, strategy, commissioning, or providing) they become aware of the major challenges thatface them. Few people, however, are aware of ...

Richard Williams is at Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan, UK. Michael Kerfoot is at School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.26 inPublished:February 2, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I - Background issues and concepts1. Richard Williams and Michael Kerfoot: Setting the scene: perspectives on the history of and policy for child and adolescent mental health services in the UK2. Morton Warner and Richard Williams: The nature of strategy and its application in statutory and non-statutory services3. Chris Hegginbotham and Richard Williams: Achieving service development by implementing strategy4. Greg Richardson: A strategic framework for child and adolescent mental health services5. Bill Fulford and John Benington: VBM2: a collaborative values-based model of healthcare decision-making combining medical and management perspectives6. Colin Coles: Where is the wisdom? Professional education and the realisation of health care7. Ted Cole, Harry Daniels and John Visser: The mental health agenda from an educational perspective8. Michael Kerfoot: Partnerships between health and local authorities9. Sarah Byford and Martin Knapp: What is best value? The health economic evidencePart II - The challenges to be overcome10. Howard Meltzer: The nature and scale of the problem - the prevalence of mental health problems and mental disorders in childhood and adolescence11. Rajesh Gowda, Jane Scourfield and Anita Thapar: The impact of the new genetics on planning and delivering child and adolescent mental health services12. Peter Hill: Mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention in childhood and adolescence13. Peter Hill: The impact of parental mental disorder on children14. Client groups that challenge services14.1. Michael Kerfoot: Suicide and deliberate self-harm14.2. Richard Harrington: Depressive disorders14.3. Peter Hill: Psychoses, developmental and neuropsychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence14.4. Greg Richardson: Young people with eating disorders14.5. Panos Vostanis: Homeless children and young people14.6. Gill Salmon: Hyperactive children15. Michael Shooter: Children and adolescents who have chronic physical illness16. Barbara Maughan: Young people with troublesome behaviour17. Kedar Dwivedi: Caring for ethnic minority and refugee children18. Susan Bailey and Richard Williams: Forensic mental health services for children and adolescents19. Eilish Gilvarry and Ilana Crome: Young people and substance misuse20. William Fraser: Children and adolescents who have a learning disability: the challenges to services21. Services for children who are hearing or visually impaired22. Michael Kerfoot: Children 'looked after' by the StatePart III - Lessons from international perspectives: comparative analyses23. Michael Shooter: European psychiatry: construction, destruction and reconstruction24. Philip Hazel: Child and adolescent mental health services in Australia and New Zealand: policy and development25. Dan Offord: Comparative analyses: challenges facing child and adolescent mental health services in North America26. Atif Rahman, Richard Harrington and Richard Gater: Comparative analyses: child and adolescent mental health services in developing countriesPart IV - Planning, commissioning and delivering child and adolescent mental health services27. David Browning: A picture of child and adolescent mental health services in England and Wales at the end of the 20th Century28. Bob Foster: Mapping specialist child and adolescent mental health services in England29. Zarrina Kurtz: Assessing need: mapping services and setting priorities30. Peter Bower and Wendy Macdonald: Developing Tier 1 services31. Fiona Gale and Panos Vostanis: Case study: the primary mental health team: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland child and adolescent mental health services32. Richard Williams, Sarah Rawlinson, Owen Davies and Wendy Barber: Managing demand in specialist child and adolescent mental health services33. Anna Brazier and Fiona Gale: Consultation: more than talking about talking?34. Michael Shooter and Alison Lagier: Child and adolescent mental health services - roles, functions and management in an era of change35. Michael Kerfoot and Dave Pottage: Teams, team-working and clinical leadership36. Carol Joughin: Measuring quality in child and adolescent mental health services: policy, frameworks and evidence for practice and commissioning37. Iiranda Wolpert, Margaret Thompson and Karen Tingay: Data collection, clinical audit and measuring outcomes38. Zarrina Kurtz and Cathy James: Creative practice and innovation in child and adolescent mental health services