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Building on practice-based evidence: Using expert perspectives to define the wraparound process
Psychiatric Services (2006)
  • Janet S. Walker, Portland State University
  • Eric J Burns
Abstract
Within children's mental health, the growing focus on promoting evidence-based practices has raised awareness of the need to increase the number of such practices, particularly those that have demonstrated effectiveness for diverse populations in usual-care settings. For children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders there has been particular focus on developing community-based interventions as an alternative to institutional care. This is due to several factors, including the high cost of institutional care, the lack of evidence for its effectiveness, and the philosophical shift toward providing care in the most normalized settings possible.
Keywords
  • Social work research,
  • Children's mental health services,
  • Systems of care for children's mental health
Publication Date
November, 2006
Publisher Statement
Copyright (2006) American Psychiatric Publishing
Citation Information
Janet S. Walker and Eric J Burns. "Building on practice-based evidence: Using expert perspectives to define the wraparound process" Psychiatric Services Vol. 57 Iss. 11 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/janet_walker1/115/