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A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base
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Chapter 3: Strengths and Family-Driven Services

A Typology and Narrative Illustration of Procedures for Following a Strengths-Based
Approach in a Children’s Community Mental Health System of Care
Christine S. Davis, John Mayo, Kathy Sikand, Martha Kobres, & Norin Dollard

Topical Discussion—Is There a Theoretical and Empirical Basis for Strengths-Based Planning?
Chair: Susan McCammon

Susan McCammon

Theoretical Models that Provide Rationale and Approaches for Implementation
of Strengths-Based Planning
Susan McCammon & Ryan P. Kilmer

Use of Applied Behavior Analysis in Strengths-Based Planning
Terri L. Shelton & Libby Jones

Building on Cultural Strengths: Using Cultural Assessment Tools and Resources
Kathy Lazear

Evaluation of Strengths-Based Approaches: What Research is Needed?
James Cook & Ryan P. Kilmer

Susan McCammon

Strengths that Matter: An Empirical Investigation of Elementary School Student Success
Sheila Bell, Norin Dollard

Application of Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluating Family Satisfaction in Two Publicly-Funded Behavioral Health Systems
Andrea Klein, Catherine Panzarella, Christina Corp-Francis, & Francesca Vassalluzzo

Parents as Navigators: How Caregivers of Children with Mental Health Difficulties find Supports in the Workplace
Katherine J. Huffstutter, Jennifer Bradley, Eileen Brennan, Marlene Penn, Julie Rosenzweig

Family Voice in the Mental Health Services Program for Youth (MHSPY)
Katherine E. Grimes & Lauri D. Medeiros

First Findings from the Family-Driven Study of Family Involvement in Systems of Care
Trina W. Osher, Dimple Desai, Susan Zaro, Ye Xu, Sheila Allen, Shannon Crossbear, Sue L. Smith, & Pat Baker

Symposium—The Role, Impact and Effectiveness of Family Organizations in Developing Family Voice in Systems of Care
Chair: Katherine J. Lazear
Discussant: Lisa Conlon

Symposium Introduction
Katherine J. Lazear

Bringing the Family Voice to Practice Improvement by Pairing Professionals with Parents to Interview Families Receiving Services through the Child and Team Process
Susan Hickcox

Using Family Perceptions to Guide System of Care Development
Conni Wells

What the Literature Says about Family-Run Organizations and Lessons Learned
from the Field: Family-Run Organizations within a System of Care in North Carolina
Laura Weber

Symposium Discussion
Lisa Conlon

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