Children’s Pathways to Psychiatric Child and Youth Clinics: Are Ethnicity and Neighbourhood of Residence Associated with Source of Referral?

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Title Children’s Pathways to Psychiatric Child and Youth Clinics: Are Ethnicity and Neighbourhood of Residence Associated with Source of Referral?
Author(s) Torstensson Levander, Marie
Date 2011
Editor(s) Weisstub, David N.; Paulus, Christoph
English abstract
This study examines how child and adolescent referrals to psychiatric child and youth clinics are associated with ethnicity and neighbourhood of residence. Four sources of referrals are examined: family referrals, social/legal agency referrals, school referrals and health/mental health referrals. Referrals of 2054 children aged 11-19 from the Stockholm Child-Psychiatric Database were studied using multilevel logistic regression. Results indicate the importance of ethnicity for child and adolescent referrals to psychiatric child and youth clinics. Family referrals were more common among children and adolescents of Swedish background than among those of immigrant background. Referrals by social/legal agencies were more common among children and adolescents of African and Asian background, while children of Asian or South American background were more likely to have been referred by schools or by the health/mental health care sector. A significant neighbourhood effect was found only in relation to family referrals (i.e. it was more likely to be referred to psychiatric child and youth clinics by the family in some neighbourhoods than in other neighbourhoods). These 45 findings have significant implications for the design and evaluation of community mental health outreach programs and should be considered when developing strategies intended to help children and adolescents with mental health problems. Victimization and Violent Crime among Children and Ad
Link http://www.ialmh.org/Berlin2011/Abstract%20Book%20-%20Berlin%20Final.pdf (external link to publication)
Publisher International Academy of Law and Mental Health
Host/Issue Abstracts of the XXXIInd International Congress on Law and Mental Health;
Pages 44-45
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note International Academy for Law and Mental Health, Berlin, July 17-23 2011
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13078 (link to this page)

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