Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans
Mental Health Policy & Services GuidancePackage
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546577 ISBN-10    9241546573
Order Number    11500612 Format    Package
Price    CHF    20.00 / US$    24.00 Developing countries:    CHF    14.00
English     2005        81   pages
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The module outlines the steps to be followed in the development and implementation of a child and adolescent mental health policy and plan. Its goal is to assist countries to promote the healthy development of children and adolescents.  The module describes how to develop a policy and plan using several sources of data: country information about the epidemiology of child and adolescent mental health problems, the existing financial and human resources available, the current service organisation and the views and attitudes of health workers.  It then outlines the critical steps of formulating the vision, values, principles and the objectives of the policy, making use of an extensive consultation process with all stakeholders. In order to effectively implement the policy, a strategic plan should be developed, and guidance is provided on the key actions to be taken in this respect, including the formulation of strategies, associated activities, targets, indicators, resources and timeframes. Based on the latest evidence-based practice, the module provides a template that enables countries to address the comprehensive mental health needs of children and adolescents, across a range of sectors.

Also available: 14-module package: WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package - 14 modules

Other modules included in the package:

Improving Access and Use of Psychotropic Medicines

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans

Mental Health Policy, Plans and Programmes. Updated version

Mental Health Context

Mental Health Financing

Advocacy for Mental Health

Quality Improvement for Mental Health

Organization of Services for Mental Health

Planning and Budgeting to Deliver Services for Mental Health

Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights

Mental Health Policies and Programmes in the Workplace

Mental Health Information Systems

Human Resources and Training in Mental Health

Monitoring and Evaluation of Mental Health Policies and Plans