Presentation on theme: "Pille Soome Department of Children and Families"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pille Soome Department of Children and Families Developing a concept for integrated services to improve children's mental healthPille SoomeDepartment of Children and Families
2 Background:No child mental health concept, strategy or other regulation in Estonia;The prevalence of mental health problems among young people is increasing;Health, social and educational systems are fragmented and with low service integration;Insufficient national coordination and disperssed responsibility.
3 Objectives of project: Develop a concept paper to build up a system of early detection and intervention to support children`s mental health;Improve evidence based interventions and provide trainigs for specialists to gain better results in early detection;Secure regional coverage and cooperation with integrated health, educational and social care services to reduce mental health problems;
4 Project activities (2014) Mapping the current situation: Resources (specialists, services, financial resources)Shortcomings and main challengesDevelopment needs (legal restrictions, services)Comparative analysis of children menthal health strategies with other countries
5 The current situation Information, who needs help, is not available Legal restrictions are unclearDatabases are fragmentedAwareness in society is lowQuality of services is not ensuredMental health specialists are overloadedCompetencies are not sufficentThe guidelines are missing or incompleteThe availability of services are not equalServices are not integrated and don´t base on the childrens needsProject based services are not sustainableThe majority of services are not located in municipality level.
6 Project activities (2014) Developing assessment tools In cooperation with:Tallinn University – field of social workTartu University – psychologyTartu Health care College – nurses and midwivesOverview of instruments used by primary level specialists;Raport of valid and evidenced- based assessment tools and selection of tools
7 The First Selections: Developmental needs Parenting capacity Family and environmental factorsIDI – infant develpoment InventoryPSI-4 – parenting Stress IndexPFS – family empowerment scaleASQ – Ages and StagesPCQ – parent Concerns QuestionnareFFSS – family functioning style scaleCSHQ – Childrens Sleep Habits questionnareECBI – Eyberg Child Behavior InventoryFES – family empowerment scaleCRS- R – Conners Rating Scales - revisedPSOC – parenting sense of competence scaleFAD – family assessment DevicePSC - Pediatric Symptom ChecklistKIDSCREEN - 52SES – Self esteem ScaleChEAT Eating Attitudes TestDUDIT – Drug use Disorders identification testPAQ – physical activities questionnare
8 2015 plansAnalysis of different possible children menthal health strategies (March)Analysis of specialists competencies and additional training needsFinal concept (August)Lobby and communication to rise the awareness the society and specific interest groups