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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Connecting Inpatient and Residential Treatment to Systems of Care

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Session Number: 14 Room: Salon H

Presenting: Nor’n Dollard; Gary Blau

All Authors for this paper: Nor’n Dollard; Gary Blau

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: The origins of systems of care philosophy lie, at least in part, in the historical over reliance upon restrictive mental health treatment for children and youth and a paucity of appropriate community-based treatment options. While much progress has been made in building community-based services, collaboration across child serving systems and building partnerships with youth and families, the role and relationship of inpatient and residential treatment in the context of a system of care has been minimized, ignored or even denigrated. The purpose of this presentation is to provide (1) a brief overview of the outcomes of inpatient and residential mental health treatment, (2) describe the youth served, costs and outcomes of Florida's inpatient treatment, (3) present evaluation findings from a program that supports the transition from inpatient psychiatric services, (4) the child, community and system factors that are associated with youth recidivating to inpatient hospitals and (5) describe how children and youth move within Florida's public mental health system and across mental health, child welfare and justice systems.

Date: Monday, March 5, 2007

Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM