Respite for Children Receiving Short-Term In-Home Psychiatric Emergency Services: Lessons From the Data

Roger A. Boothroyd
Mary E. Evans


Each year numerous children, adolescents, and the caregivers seek help in psychiatric emergency settings. Although the mental field lacks standardized approaches to treat these children and to support their families (Rosenn, 1984), short-term, intensive, in-home interventions modeled on the Homebuilders program (Fraser, Pecora & Happala, 1991) are being widely disseminated.