101056: State Regulation of Residential Facilities for Children with Mental Illness

About the Course:

There is little national information on the policies and procedures used by states to regulate residential treatment facilities for children with mental illness. This course is based on a study whose specific purpose was to identify methods that states use to monitor such residential facilities. Information is included regarding facility characteristics and programs, licensing and oversight procedures, and sources of financing. The information presented is based on the results of a 2003-2004 survey of officials in departments of mental health, social services, health services, and child and family services.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services

Publication Date:

2006

Author

Ireys, HT et al.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, administrators, and nurses who seek knowledge about regulation of residential mental health care facilities for children. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify organizations providing child residential care and the characteristics of their residents.

  2. Describe how quality of collected data was assessed and the varying types of residential facilities from which data were collected.

  3. Differentiate between the types of regulatory methods presented.

  4. Compare and assess services and sources of funding described in the course material.

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