Parents with severe mental illness and their children: the need for human services integration
Department of Psychiatry; Clinical and Population Health Research; Center for Mental Health Services Research
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Child; Child Health Services; *Child of Impaired Parents; Continuity of Patient Care; Health Policy; Humans; Interinstitutional Relations; Mental Disorders; New York; *Public Health Administration; Social Work, Psychiatric; Systems Integration
This article presents the findings and recommendations of a statewide interagency task force on parents with mental illness who have young children. Based on testimony from consumers, providers, and advocates, the task force concluded that this is a substantial and neglected public policy issue requiring an intergovernmental, services integration approach. Recommendations were made in the areas of services, policies and procedures, and service coordination.
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Citation: J Ment Health Adm. 1994 Fall;21(4):388-96.
Blanche, Andrea K.; Nicholson, Joanne; and Purcell, James, "Parents with severe mental illness and their children: the need for human services integration" (1994). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 118.