Involving high risk families in community based intervention services constitutes a major challenge facing service delivery in the fields of mental health and substance abuse.
Mental health and substance abuse programs typically experience high rates of failure to enroll families in services, as well as high rates of drop-outs from treatment.
With family-based intervention programs, those involving all the members of the family or household participation by the entire family is a key to having a successful program.
The NIDA funded Youth Support Project tests such a home and family based Family Empowerment Intervention in a randomized field trial which targets families of juvenile offenders.
This intervention is delivered three times a week by paraprofessionals who are supervised by a licensed clinician.
We discuss the guiding principles and success of our enrollment activities and discuss their implications for other family-based services.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Santé mentale, Programme sanitaire, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Délinquance juvénile, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Mental health, Sanitary program, Family environment, Social environment, Juvenile delinquency, United States, North America, America, Human, Social behavior disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0014379
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 31/05/1999.