Mental health needs of children and youth with learning disabilities: Overview of a community needs assessment

K. Brazil, R. Cummings, D. Vallance

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Abstract

The purpose of the present report is to describe a community needs assessment that puts the process and choice of a suitable approach into a context. The study examined the mental health needs of children and youth with learning disabilities and their families and how they fit within the continuum of services in Metropolitan Toronto. A series of recommendations was developed for the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The recommendations emphasize: prevention, training and consultation, and research. The study illustrates the importance of involving relevant constituencies in both the planning of a needs assessment and the formulation and implementation of recommendations based on the investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1993

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