To inform residential care workers about strategies to support children who may have a psychiatric condition.
When appropriate, children identified as having a psychiatric illness should be linked with community based mental health services for treatment, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Youthlink. This should always be done in partnership with the child’s case manager.
Trauma Profiles and management strategies should complement the interventions and recommendations of mental health professionals.
After-hours advice and direction call the Acute Response Team (ART) - 1800 048 636 For more information refer to 5.4 - Medical Emergency.
For more information refer to the Bilateral Schedule between the Department and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.