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Community Ment Health J. 2017 May;53(4):375-382. doi: 10.1007/s10597-017-0098-7. Epub 2017 Feb 20.

Preventing Youth from Falling Through the Cracks Between Child/Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services: A Systematic Review of Models of Care.

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1
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7, Canada. tnguyen4@uottawa.ca.
2
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7, Canada. tnguyen4@uottawa.ca.
3
School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 600 Peter Morand Crescent, Ottawa, ON, K1G 5Z3, Canada. tnguyen4@uottawa.ca.
4
Health Policy & Management, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4M4, Canada.
5
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4K1, Canada.
6
School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7, Canada.
7
CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 1C7, Canada.

Abstract

Optimizing the transition between child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services (AMHS) is a priority for healthcare systems. The purpose of this systematic review is to: (1) identify and compare models of care that may be used to facilitate the transition from CAMHS to AMHS; and (2) discuss trends and implications to inform future research and practice. Results identified three models of care which move beyond healthcare services and incorporate a broader range of services that better meet the dynamic needs of transition-aged youth. Joint working among providers, coupled with individualized approaches, is essential to facilitating continuity of care.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent; Child development; Health services research; Mental health; Systematic review; Transition

PMID:
28220340
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-017-0098-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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