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Parents with severe mental illness and their children: the need for human services integration
Psychiatry Publications and Presentations
  • Andrea K Blanche, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Joanne Nicholson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • James Purcell, Division of Family and Children Services, Department of Social
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Department of Psychiatry; Clinical and Population Health Research; Center for Mental Health Services Research
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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.

J Ment Health Adm. 1994 Fall;21(4):388-96.
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Andrea K Blanche, Joanne Nicholson and James Purcell. "Parents with severe mental illness and their children: the need for human services integration" Vol. 21 Iss. 4 (1994) ISSN: 0092-8623 (Linking)
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