Needs assessment of community-based services for children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders and their families: Part 1. A conceptual model

Michael H. Epstein, Kevin Quinn, Carla Cumblad, Deborah Holderness

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Abstract

Communities throughout the nation are attempting to develop comprehensive systems of community-based, interagency care for children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. Needs assessment has been identified as a key component of these initiatives. A needs assessment provides system planners with the data needed to make informed decisions with regard to improving the current system of care. In this first of a two-article series, an overview is presented of a model needs assessment designed for implementation by an interagency coalition interested in developing a comprehensive system of community-based services for children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. Major components of the model include foundations for needs assessment, data collection, and data utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-431
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Behavioral Health Services and Research
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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