IICAPS A Home-Based Psychiatric Treatment for Children and Adolescents Joseph Woolston, Jean Adnopoz, Steven Berkowitz

Publication date:
04 Dec 2007
Yale University Press
186 pages: 229 x 152 x 17mm
10 b-w illus.
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This book presents a model of mental health treatment for children with serious psychiatric illnesses. The IICAPS (Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services) program, initially implemented by the authors in 1996, offers an alternative treatment paradigm for families. Adopted at thirteen sites across Connecticut, IICAPS has proven effective in reducing the need for inpatient and other institutional-based services.


Intended for health providers and planners, this book addresses the service system issues that confront child and adolescent mental health providers today. The authors fully explain and outline the IICAPS treatment approach. They conclude with a discussion of some of the unresolved challenges related to home-based care for children with serious psychiatric disorders.  


Joseph L. Woolston, M.D., is Albert J. Solnit Professor of Child Psychiatry & Pediatrics and senior medical director of IICAPS, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Jean A. Adnopoz, M.P.H., is clinical professor and program director of IICAPS, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D., is assistant professor, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine.

"A revolutionary approach to providing family based in-home care for seriously mentally disturbed children."ŚChristoph Heinicke, Professor, UCLA Division of Child Psychiatry and Director UCLA Family Development Project


"A particularly valuable book that focuses on a therapeutic structure designed to treat children and youth within a variety of diagnostic categories."ŚMartha Dore, Connecticut Center for Effective Practice, Child Health and Development Institute