Early detection and prevention of emotional or behavioral disorders: Developmental aspects of systems of care
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Journal/Book: Behav Disorders. 1996; 21: 1920 Association Dr, Reston, VA 22091-1589. Council Children Behavioral Disorders. 226-240.
Abstract: Although current systems of care for children with emotional or behavioral disorders generally focus on wrap-around services in an interagency or interdisciplinary network, it is not clear that potential for early detection and prevention is fully realized. Problems in early identification in current systems are discussed along with current methods for early screening. Use of early detection and ongoing assessment of response as a basis for more focused intervention is described. Primary and secondary prevention issues also are discussed in relation to this approach.
Note: Article SR Forness, Univ Calif Los Angeles, Neuropsychiat Hosp, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA
Keyword(s): MENTAL-HEALTH-SERVICES; CHILDREN; ADOLESCENTS; DISTURBANCE; AGGRESSION; PLACEMENT; ABUSE; RISK