Best practices for mental health in child welfare: screening, assessment, and treatment guidelines.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Best Practices for Mental Health in Child Welfare Consensus Conference focused on developing guidelines in five key areas (screening and assessment, psychosocial interventions, psychopharmacologic treatment, parent engagement, and youth empowerment) related to children's mental health. This paper provides an overview of issues related to the first three areas, presents the guidelines developed in these areas, and discusses the implications these guidelines have for the field of child welfare.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Romanelli, LH; Landsverk, J; Levitt, JM; Leslie, LK; Hurley, MM; Bellonci, C; Gries, LT; Pecora, PJ; Jensen, PS; Child Welfare-Mental Health Best Practices Group,

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 188

PubMed ID

  • 19653458

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-4021


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States