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J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;54(6):502-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.03.005.

Practice parameter for the assessment and management of youth involved with the child welfare system.

Abstract

This Practice Parameter presents principles for the mental health assessment and management of youth involved with the child welfare system. Important definitions, background, history, epidemiology, mental health care use, and functional outcomes are described. Practical guidance regarding child welfare-related considerations for evaluation and management are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

child and adolescent psychiatry; child welfare; foster care; practice guidelines; practice parameters

PMID:
26004666
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaac.2015.03.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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