Report

Casey’s philosophy is to provide community-based, family-focused, strengths-based, culturally competent services in a comprehensive way. They put it to the test in the Mental Health Initiative for Urban Children demonstration project. This project not only provided mental health services to children in high poverty, urban communities, it worked with states to improve the policies, practices and funding supporting these services. This evaluation reports on the quality and effectiveness of unique service delivery strategies during the initiative. 

July 1, 2001

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Lessons learned from 4 in-depth demonstration site case studies: Boston, Miami, Richmond, Houston.

  2. 2

    Highlights of service development in each demonstration site.

  3. 3

    4 community-based venues for delivering health services.

  4. 4

    The challenges and limitations to providing quality services.

  1. 5

    Advancements and improvements to service delivery.

  2. 6

    Casey’s 7 guiding principles for service development and delivery.

  3. 7

    The logic models development for each demonstration site.

Key Takeaway

Family Resource Centers provide culturally competent, accessible, non-stigmatizing environment

The Family Resource Center concept, used in all four sites, addressed cultural competence issues and provided the families a comfortable, welcoming environment. Centers were conveniently located within each of the target neighborhoods and provided a broad mix of prevention and intervention services. Residents were instrumental in raising issues of family privacy and confidentiality as critical factors of service delivery. Dropping in for mental health services here was less stigmatizing than traveling to traditional mental health facilities.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations