A need for comprehensive services for young people requiring more intensive mental health services has been identified and this book explores what works in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) at this level.
Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents looks at intensive outpatient and community services; assertive outreach teams; inpatient residential and secure provision; and other highly specialised assessment, consultation and intervention services. Based on the best available evidence, each chapter provides key points, research summaries and an overview of available treatments. It outlines emerging good practice guidance, service models, assessment, and training and workforce development requirements.
This accessible text is essential reading for commissioners and professionals - including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, social workers and teachers - working in specialist CAMHS services, as well as all those studying for qualifications in child and adolescent mental health.
Tim McDougall is Nurse Consultant and a Clinical Director at the Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He is currently Chair of the UK Nurse Consultants in CAMHS Forum and the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC) Executive Committee. Andy Cotgrove is a Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director for Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Foreword Dr Lesley Hewson Introduction Tim Mcdougall and Andy Cotgrove 1. What Do We Mean by Specialist Hospital, Intensive Community and Home Based Services? Tim Mcdougall 2. Referral Pathways into Specialist Hospital, Intensive Community and Home Based Services Tim Mcdougall and Andy Cotgrove 3. Inpatient Services for Children and Adolescents Andy Cotgrove 4. Day Services Anne Worrall-Davies 5. Early Intervention Services for Young People with Psychosis Tim Mcdougall 6. Treatment Foster Care Tim Mcdougall 7. Multi-Systemic Therapy Tim Mcdougall 8. Home Based Treatment Toby Biggins 9. Forensic Services Paul Mitchell 10. Young People's Views About Specialist Mental Health Care: What They Say and Why it Matters Cathy Street 11. Supporting Transition Tim Mcdougall 12. Commissioning Specialist Mental Health Care Marie Crofts and Helen Hipkiss 13. Quality Standards for Specialist Mental Health Care Tim Mcdougall and Peter Thompson 14. The Legal Framework Camilla Parker 15. Education, Training and Workforce Development Angela Sergeant