Mapping pathways to services: description of local service systems for American Indian and Alaska Native children by Circles of Care

Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res. 2004 Aug 12;11(2):65-87. doi: 10.5820/aian.1102.2004.65.

Abstract

The process of describing existing services for American Indian and Alaska Native children with serious emotional disturbance by the Circles of Care strategic planning initiative is overviewed. We explain why service system description is important and how it helped define the role of evaluation within the initiative. Primary goals and methodologies of the service system description are described. Key findings, challenges and opportunities presented by the findings, and impact on the planning process are described.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Affective Symptoms / ethnology
  • Affective Symptoms / therapy*
  • Child
  • Community Health Planning / methods*
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration
  • Community Mental Health Services / methods*
  • Community Mental Health Services / organization & administration
  • Community Mental Health Services / standards
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Female
  • Health Planning Support
  • Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data
  • Health Services, Indigenous / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Indians, North American*
  • Inuits*
  • Male
  • Needs Assessment
  • Program Development / methods
  • Program Evaluation / methods
  • Records / statistics & numerical data
  • United States / ethnology
  • United States Indian Health Service