Making the Case for a Comprehensive Children’s Crisis Continuum of Care
Source: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, Foster Youth, Former Foster youth, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Continuum of Care Resources, Crisis Response System, Family, Mental Health Treatment, Trauma-informed
When children, youth, and young adults experience a behavioral health crisis, parents and caregivers may not know what to do or what supports are available. This brief, produced by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, argues that a crisis continuum of care designed specifically to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults, and their parents/caregivers is necessary. Drawing on a growing body of research, the brief describes the benefits of developing mobile response and stabilization services to support during behavioral health crises.