Title

Characterizing Intervention Strategies Used in Community-Based Mental Health Care for Infants and Their Families

Date of this Version

9-1-2018

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Mental health interventions for infants typically target high-risk groups and can prevent long-term negative outcomes. Despite federal initiatives promoting early intervention, minimal research has examined usual care services for infants, which is important to improve routine care. The current study characterized usual care practices in infant mental health through the adaptation and administration of a provider survey. Providers (n = 126) reported using a wide range of intervention strategies and few intervention programs with varied evidence. Findings can inform future research to identify quality improvement targets of usual mental health care for high-risk infants and their families.

DOI

10.1007/s10488-018-0855-0

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