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The journal of mental health administration

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 240–252 | Cite as

Administrative tools for operationalizing a continuum of care for children and youth with severe emotional disturbance

  • Jeanne C. Rivard
  • Nancy Perry
  • Kerry T. Hinkle
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Abstract

Critical administrative functions in operationalizing a system of care approach to service delivery include: defining and selecting clients to be served, planning and developing responsive services, and ensuring that services are provided in the most therapeutic and least restrictive family and community-based environments. This article presents an overview of several administrative strategies and mechanisms developed by the Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed Children in South Carolina to carry out these functions. Administrative tools are described, as well as the assumptions underlying their development. Evaluation methods, which include analyzing existing client data, surveying parents, and conducting research within a public/academic partnership, are also briefly described.

Keywords

Case Management Service Coordinator Service Delivery System Case Management Service Severe Emotional Disturbance 
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© Association of Mental Health Administrators 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne C. Rivard
    • 1
  • Nancy Perry
    • 1
  • Kerry T. Hinkle
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Coordinator, Continuum of Care for Emotionally Disturbed ChildrenOffice of the GovernorColumbia

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