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

Gabriela M. Rodríguez, Dainelys Garcia, Angela Blizzard, Nicole E. Barroso, Daniel M. Bagner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)716-730
Number of pages15
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • Early intervention
  • Infant mental health
  • Practice elements
  • Usual care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Characterizing Intervention Strategies Used in Community-Based Mental Health Care for Infants and Their Families'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this