Improving attendance at child and adolescent mental health services for families from socially disadvantaged communities: evaluation of a pre-intake engagement Intervention in the UK

Michelson, Daniel and Day, Crispin (2014) Improving attendance at child and adolescent mental health services for families from socially disadvantaged communities: evaluation of a pre-intake engagement Intervention in the UK. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41 (2). pp. 252-261. ISSN 0894-587X

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Abstract

Non-attendance of families is a common problem in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). We report on the development and pilot evaluation of a pre-intake intervention designed to enhance initial engagement at inner-city CAMHS in London, UK. Families receiving the intervention (N = 107) were significantly less likely to miss first appointments compared with contemporaneous (N = 62) or historical (N = 163) control groups. The intervention had similar effects for white and minority ethnic families, and for those from the most and least deprived parts of the locality. Recommendations are made for routine provision of empirically-supported engagement strategies, informed by consultations with service users and providers.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Developmental and Clinical Psychology Research Group
Depositing User: Daniel Michelson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 17:06
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 17:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/79872
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