Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Leadership in Public Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Developmental Disabilities Agencies

Albert A. Zachik, Michael W. Naylor, Robert L. Klaehn

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Abstract

Child and adolescent psychiatrists are in a unique position to provide administrative and clinical leadership to public agencies. In mental health, services for children and adolescents in early childhood, school, child welfare, and juvenile justice settings, transition-aged youth programs, workforce development, family and youth leadership programs, and use of Medicaid waivers for home- and community-based service system development are described. In child welfare, collaboration between an academic child psychiatry department and a state child welfare department is described. In developmental disabilities, the role of the child and adolescent psychiatrist administrator is described providing administrative leadership, clinical consultation, quality review, and oversight of health and behavioral health plans for persons with developmental disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-61
Number of pages15
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Child psychiatry administration
  • Child welfare
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Systems of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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