National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment, Volume II: Partnering with Youth and Families in Mental Health Treatment for Child Abuse

Authors: 
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Year Published: 2009
Type: 
Paper/Research Report
Organization: 
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
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Source: 
Grant Award No. 5-U79-SM054289-05 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Abstract: 

AB Mental health treatment providers and administrators in mental health agencies often realize the need to partner with youth and families when providing treatment, but there is a little information on how and why to partner with youth and families in this way. There are multiple challenges and barriers that emerge when attempting to partner with youth and families, particularly in the field of treatment for victims of child abuse. The purpose of this document is to provide best practices guidelines for partnering with youth and families in mental health treatment for child abuse. The authors include information on the benefits of partnering with youth and families when providing mental health treatment for child abuse, general recommendations for treatment providers and mental health agencies to involve and partner with youth and families, potential barriers to involving and partnering with youth and families in mental health treatment for child abuse, and strategies for overcoming these barriers. Thedocument also provides community examples of partnerships, an extensive list of resources on this topic, and tips on creating advisory boards and developing peer-to-peer supports.

Availability: 
Chadwick Center for Children and Families 3020 Children's Way, MC 5016 San Diego, CA 92123; Telephone: (858) 576-1700 ext. 4249; E-mail: <ChadwickCenter@rchsd.org>; Website: http://www.chadwickcenter.org/
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