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Intensive youth outreach in mental health: An integrated framework for understanding and intervention

V Ryall, S Radovini, L Crothers, C Schley, K Fletcher, S Nudds, C Groufsky

Social Work in Mental Health | Published : 2009


ORYGEN Youth Health provides a unique mental health service targeting early detection and treatment for young people 12-25 years of age in the Western region of Melbourne, Australia. The Intensive Mobile Youth Outreach Service (IMYOS) is a subprogram targeting difficult-to-engage, high-risk young people with complex needs who are experiencing mental health difficulties. This report describes an integration of theoretical approaches: developmental theory, attachment theory, trauma theory, family systems theory, collaboration/coercion, and relationship management. These approaches inform the conceptualizations and interventions with IMYOS clients. A key part of IMYOS care relies on the therape..

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