A Home-Based Psychiatric Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Joseph L. Woolston, MD; Jean A. Adnopoz, MPH; and Steven J. Berkowitz, MD
December 4, 2007
186 pages, 6 x 9
10 b/w illus.
This book presents a model of mental health treatment for children with serious psychiatric illnesses. The IICAPS (Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services) program, initially implemented by the authors in 1996, offers an alternative treatment paradigm for families. Adopted at thirteen sites across Connecticut, IICAPS has proven effective in reducing the need for inpatient and other institutional-based services.
Intended for health providers and planners, this book addresses the service system issues that confront child and adolescent mental health providers today. The authors fully explain and outline the IICAPS treatment approach. They conclude with a discussion of some of the unresolved challenges related to home-based care for children with serious psychiatric disorders.
Joseph L. Woolston, M.D., is Albert J. Solnit Professor of Child Psychiatry & Pediatrics and senior medical director of IICAPS, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Jean A. Adnopoz, M.P.H., is clinical professor and program director of IICAPS, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D., is assistant professor, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine.
"A revolutionary approach to providing family based in-home care for seriously mentally disturbed children."—Christoph Heinicke, Professor, UCLA Division of Child Psychiatry and Director UCLA Family Development Project