Necessary but Not Sufficient: Improving Community Living for Youth after Residential Mental Health Programs
Youth residential mental health care is often a last resort after a long time searching for help. Despite engaging with residential care, moving from residential mental health programs to life in the community, many youth still confront disturbing prospects. Incorporating vignettes, chapter summaries, as well as theory and evidence in fields such as education, juvenile justice, child welfare, independent living, supporting families, and positive youth development, this book proposes a template that is both credible and feasible for improving community living outcomes for youth leaving residential mental health programs.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 208 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
"With significant coverage on a diverse range of scholarship, Necessary but Not Sufficient is a strong contribution to research, practice, and policy. The authors have brought multiple literatures to bear on a complex issue and have handled it deftly and succinctly."
Bryn King, Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
"Calling for improvements in the transition processes for young people leaving residential programs for independence, Necessary but Not Sufficient is a commendable contribution to research and practice for how caregivers can foster the growth of youth to become functioning adults."
Jane Matheson, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
Author InformationGary Cameron is a professor emeritus in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Karen M. Frensch was the research project manager for the Partnerships for Children and Families Project in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University from 2000-2019.
Trudy Smit Quosai is currently the CEO of the Gambling Research Exchange, an organization that mobilizes knowledge to reduce gambling harms.
Mark Pancer is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Michele Preyde is a professor in the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph.
Table of contents
1. Residential Mental Health Programs for Youth: Necessary but Not Sufficient
2. Community Adaptation of Children and Youth Accessing Residential Mental Health Treatment
3. Theories and Concepts Relating to Community Adaptation
4. Pathways and Programs to Improve Youth Educational Processes and Outcomes
5. Delinquency Pathways and Programs
7. Youth Transitions from Substitute Care: Outcomes, Pathways, and Programs
8. Systems of Care for Youth
9. A Case for an Integrated Program
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