Communities provide different types of treatment programs and services for children and adolescents with mental illnesses. A complete range of programs and services is called the continuum of care. This "Facts for Families" sheet provides brief descriptions of the different services or programs in a continuum of care, including: Office or outpatient clinic, Intensive case management, Home-based treatment services, Family support services, Day treatment program, Partial hospitalization (day hospital), Emergency/crisis services, Respite care services, Therapeutic group home or community residence, Crisis residence, Residential treatment facility, and Hospital treatment. (Author abstract modified)
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The Continuum of Care For Children and Adolescents.