Community-Based Mental Health Resources
Resources regarding community-based mental health services, including State and local examples.
Child Welfare Frequently Asked Questions
Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2005)
Highlights two mental health treatment interventions that may prove beneficial to children in foster care who are disruptive, aggressive, and defiant and who experience unstable placements.
Community as a Resource
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
Offers up-to-date information on community-based initiatives.
Community Development Team Model: Supporting the Model Adherent Implementation of Programs and Practices (PDF - 1180 KB)
California Institute for Mental Health (2006)
Highlights the Community Development Team Model, an innovative, multifaceted intervention tool designed to promote the sustainable use of evidence-based practices in public mental health settings and improve outcomes for children and adults.
Components of Therapeutic Foster Care (PDF - 410 KB)
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (2006)
Explains how therapeutic foster care is an intensive, individualized mental health service provided to a child in a family setting, utilizing specially training and intensively supervised foster parents.
Foster Family-based Treatment Association
A national association of foster care providers that seeks to define and improve foster care practices.
A Literature Review Comparing the Outcomes of Residential Group Care and Therapeutic Foster Care
Curtis, Alexander, & Lunghofer
Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 18, 2001
Looks at empirical evidence of service outcomes and identifies limitations of evaluation methods.
Manual de Usuario del Proceso del Wraparound (Asistencia Integral) (PDF - 2650 KB)
Organización de Asistencia Técnica para la Salud Mental del Niño y la Familia (2006)
A Spanish version of the Wraparound Process User's Guide providing a comprehensive description of what a family can expect from the process.
The Wraparound Process: A Handbook for Families(PDF - 1640 KB)
Provides a comprehensive description of what a family living with a child with mental illness can expect from the wraparound process; an evidence-based practice for children living with a mental illness.
State and local examples
Creating an Early Childhood Mental Health System: A Success Story Focused on Community and Integration
Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
Zero to Three, 27(2), 2006
Describes how a rural community in the State of Colorado developed the infrastructure to provide a family-centered, culturally competent array of early childhood mental health services that are integrated into the existing community-based programs.
River Oak's Early Intervention Foster Support Program: Effective Service Delivery Strategies for Children (PDF - 243 KB)
National Center for Children in Poverty (2006)
Highlights the shortcomings of mental health services for children in the State of California and calls for reforms to improve the system and better integrate services.