Developing comprehensive, individualized community-based services for children and youth with emotional and behavior disorders: Direct service providers' perspectives

Kevin P. Quinn, Michael H. Epstein, Carla L. Cumblad

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Increased attention to the plight of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders (EBD) and their families has led to innovations in the manner in which these individuals are served. Two such innovations have been the development of public systems of comprehensive, community-based care and individualized wraparound services. This study was part of one community's attempt to merge these two innovations and provide individualized wraparound services to children and youth with EBD through the auspices of public agencies. Direct service providers were surveyed to gather their input into how such services could best be developed and implemented. The survey focused on existing barriers to providing services and specific service priorities for system development. Methods and results are presented. Implications for the local system and future research needs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-42
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Child and Family Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1995



  • barriers to comprehensive services
  • needs assessment
  • service priorities
  • wraparound services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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