Service Coordination in Children ' s Mental Health : An Empirical Study From the Caregiver ' s Perspective

  title={Service Coordination in Children ' s Mental Health : An Empirical Study From the Caregiver ' s Perspective},
  author={Paul E. Koren and Robert I. Paulson and Ronald F. Kinney and Diane K. Yatchmenoff and Lynwood J. Gordon and Neal Dechillo},
Service coordination from the perspective of parents and other caregivers whose children have serious emotional disabilities was examined in this study. Service coordination was assessed with a self-report instrument administered to 266 caregivers. Analyses focused on the relationship of service coordination to child and family characteristics, service system complexity, family participation, overall satisfaction with services, and comprehensiveness of needs met. Although complexity of services… CONTINUE READING

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