Child and Family Services Reviews 2001-2004: A Mental Health Analysis

Child and Family Services Reviews 2001-2004: A Mental Health Analysis

Prepared by Jan McCarthy, Erika Van Buren and Marisa Irvine

This Mental Health Analysis is based upon a review of the 52 Final Reports and 52 Program Improvement Plans from the first round CFSRs. Within the Analysis, readers will find:

  • trends in mental health service delivery and administration/management noted in the Final Reports and PIPs
  • a summary of the mental health challenges, as well as the opportunities for reform, across all States
  • issues needing further consideration and study.

The findings demonstrate an urgent need for mental health reform to meet the needs of children and families in the child welfare system.  Collaborative strategies for beginning this reform are described.

For additional information about the Child and Family Services Reviews visit www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/cwmonitoring/index.htm.

For a searchable online library with the full text reports from each state, visit http://basis.caliber.com/cwig/ws/cwmd/docs/cb_web/SearchForm

Download: CFSR_ServicesReview.pdf