Team in Access to Children’s Mental Health Services
The goal of our team is to revolutionize the Canadian Health Care System and significantly increase cost effective, evidence based mental health services to children.
To improve access to children’s mental health services we are designing a system that unites complementary assessment and treatment components. Together they represent a realistic and promising solution to children’s mental health waiting lists and decreased access to care. Our research will refine and test our suggested system.
We are aware that children and their families will benefit from a system that:
- Is affordable
- Utilizes alternatives to the very limited number of children’s mental health professionals available
- Overcomes barriers for families presented by scheduling, travel and stigma
- Improves outcomes by using the most up to date evidence-based treatments
- Is integrated with, and acceptable to, the health care system
- Is consistent with the service preferences of families seeking help
The assessment component of our proposed, unified system, is the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI). The treatment component is the Family Help Program.
|Patrick McGrath||Mark Embrett – Coordinator|
|Charles Cunningham||Patricia Pottie – Clinical Supervisor|
|Penny Corkum||Elizabeth Coffin – Research Assistant|