Introduction: Children, Adolescents, and Mental Health Services Research: An Overview of Emerging Perspective
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Mental Health Services; Community Mental Health Services; Adolescent; Adolescent Health Services; Children
Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Fisher is also editor of the book in which this chapter is included: Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (Research in Community and Mental Health, Volume 14), ISBN 9780762313150.
Summary: As we have discussed, recognition of the specialized needs of children and adolescents has taken place late in many domains. The same could be said with regard to the mental health services research enterprise. Kimberly Hoagwood, a prominent child mental health services researcher and for many years the program officer overseeing the National Institute of Mental Health's services research portfolio in the area of child mental health services research, recently observed that research in this area has lagged behind that for adults by roughly 10 years (Hoagwood, 2005). Indeed, as late as 1999, Burns was calling for the development of a services research agenda for youth with serious emotional disturbances (Burns, 1999).
Citation: William H. Fisher (2006), Introduction: Children, Adolescents, and Mental Health Services Research: An Overview of Emerging Perspective, in William H. Fisher (ed.) Research on Community-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (Research in Community and Mental Health, Volume 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.1-9. DOI 10.1016/S0192-0812(06)14001-5.