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Assessing the Needs of Parents and Caregivers
Resources and links to websites regarding mental health assessments for adults involved with the child welfare system.
Alone No More: Recognizing Post-Adoption Depression
Adoption Today, 9(3), 2007
Describes the symptoms of Post-Adoption Depression Syndrome along with the strategies for preparing for the possibility of its occurrence. Tips for seeking help and evaluation tools are included.
Bringing Psychological Services In-House: A Look at Fulton County Family Court Pilot Project
American Bar Association
Child Law Practice, 21, 2002
Describes the program and some of the benefits it offers families, family court judges, and staff personnel.
Caring for their Children's Children: Assessing the Mental Health Needs and Service Experiences of Grandparent Caregiver Families
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago
Combines data from interviews with grandparents and a survey of service providers to explore the need for mental health services among grandparent-caregiver families.
Identifying and Treating Maternal Depression: Strategies & Considerations for Health Plans (PDF - 395 KB)
National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation (2010)
Reviews forms of maternal depression, symptoms and prevalence in the United States, the costs, current screening tools and recommendations for early identification and treatment of maternal depressive disorders, and barriers to diagnosis and access to treatment and care.
Mental health Screening Tool (MHST): 5 Years to Adult: Foster Care Mental Health Screening Tool (PDF - 53 KB)
California Institute for Mental Health (2000)
Provides a brief tool intended for non-mental health professionals screening children and youth ages 5 and up who are being considered for out-of-home placement.
The Relationship of Depressive Symptoms to Parenting Competence and Social Support in Inner-City Mothers of Young Children
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Maternal and Child Health Journal, 10(1), 2006
Examines how parenting competence and the adequacy of maternal social support might be useful to providers in determining which inner-city mothers are likely to experience depression.