Mental health hospitals are ‘making children worse’, leading charity warns

Rebecca Thomas reports for The Independent: “Mental health hospitals for children are making patients worse, a major charity has found, as more than half of those they treat report negative experiences. Britain’s child inpatient mental health units are being used as…
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Reducing seclusion and restraint in a child and adolescent inpatient area: implementation of a collaborative problem-solving approach

This research study from New Zealand concerns the use of collaborative problem-solving in relation to child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units . Collaborative problem-solving is championed by Think:Kids (based at Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry) who say: “As applied to challenging kids,…
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