The staff at the Children, Youth & Family Consortium have created Children’s Mental Health Case Studies. These online, interactive tools encourage practitioners, instructors, graduate students and community partners to collaborate together and explore how to respond effectively to children’s mental health needs. Each case study tells the story of a developing child and the adults and family members around them.
Those using the case studies will:
- Utilize research in making practice decisions
- Examine the needs of children from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Recognize the importance of prevention/early intervention in children’s mental health
- Apply ecological and developmental perspectives to children’s mental health
- Predict probable outcomes for children based on services they receive
Explore the case of Steven, a 15-year-old male with depression, here.*