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Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 6–9

First Online: 23 July 2014DOI: 10.1007-s10488-014-0577-x

Cite this article as: Wolpert, M., Deighton, J., Fleming, I. et al. Adm Policy Ment Health 2015 42: 6. doi:10.1007-s10488-014-0577-x

Abstract

The possibility of harm from mental health provision, and in particular harm from youth mental health provision, has been largely overlooked. We contend that if we continue to assume youth mental health services can do no harm, and all that is needed is more services, we continue to risk the possibility that the safety of children and young people is unintentionally compromised. We propose a three level framework for considering harm from youth mental health provision 1. ineffective engagement, 2. ineffective practice and 3. adverse events and suggest how this framework could be used to support quality improvement in services.

KeywordsHarm Safety Child mental health  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Miranda Wolpert - Jessica Deighton - Isobel Fleming - Peter Lachman

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