Principles for the Design of Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Care, and Those Adopted From Care (Chapter 12 in Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People: Supporting Children Who Are, or Have Been, in Foster Care).
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This chapter proposes ten principles to guide the design of mental health services of children in care, and those adopted from care. The principles address effective specialization in child welfare work by clinical child psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists, service design, and the development of policies that promote the whole of government accountability for the mental health needs of children in care. 1 table and 28 references.
Foster children; Adopted children; Mental health; Mental health services; Program planning; United Kingdom; Agency practice; Guidelines