Family advocacy, support and education in children's mental health: Results of a national survey

Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Evelyn Green, Kelly Kelleher, Sonja Schoenwald, Jennifer Rolls-Reutz, John Landsverk, Charles Glisson, Stephen Mayberg, John Weisz, Bruce Chorpita, Robert Gibbons, Evelyn Polk Green, Kimberly Hoagwood, Peter S. Jensen, Jeanne Miranda, Lawrence Palinkas

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Abstract

In conjunction with the national survey of mental health service organizations (Schoenwald et al. this issue), a separate but complementary national survey was conducted of family advocacy, support and education organizations (FASEOs). Directors of FASEOs within the same localities as the mental health agencies responded to a survey and provided information in four areas: (1) structure and funding; (2) factors influencing advocacy decisions about children's mental health; (3) types of services provided by FASEOs and factors perceived as related to improved outcomes; and (4) the types of working relationships between FASEOs and local mental health clinics. Findings from a total of 226 (82% response rate) portray a network of family advocacy, support and education organizations that are strategically poised to effect substantive change and characterized by significant fiscal instability. Results from this survey and implications for delivery of family-based services are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-83
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume35
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

Keywords

  • Children's mental health
  • Education organizations
  • Family advocacy
  • Family-based services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Hoagwood, K. E., Green, E., Kelleher, K., Schoenwald, S., Rolls-Reutz, J., Landsverk, J., Glisson, C., Mayberg, S., Weisz, J., Chorpita, B., Gibbons, R., Green, E. P., Hoagwood, K., Jensen, P. S., Miranda, J., & Palinkas, L. (2008). Family advocacy, support and education in children's mental health: Results of a national survey. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 35(1-2), 73-83. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-007-0149-4