interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Form and User’s Manual, Electronic Edition
The interRAI ChYMH is intended to be used with child and youth populations in mental health settings to support comprehensive care planning, outcome measurement, quality indicators, and case mix classification to estimate relative resource intensity. It employs specific observation periods in order to provide reliable and valid measures of clinical characteristics that reflect the child's or youth's strengths, preferences, and needs.
interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health and Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment Form and User’s Manual, Electronic Edition
The interRAI Child and Youth Intellectual and Developmental Disability (ChYMH-DD) is for use by community-based or inpatient/residential services with children and youth between 4-18 years whose intellectual functioning is below 70 with intellectual and developmental issues (e.g., Autism, Downs Syndrome).
interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health and Developmental Disability Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs): For Use with the ChYMH-DD Assessment Instrument
The interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health and Developmental
Disability (ChYMH-DD) Assessment System is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary
mental health assessment system for use with children and youth between the
ages of 4 and 18 years who have developmental disabilities for community-based
as well as in-patient and residential services. The ChYMH-DD Assessment System
assesses psychiatric, social, environmental, and medical issues emphasizing a
child's or youth's functioning, with applications for assessing risk, planning
individualized care, measuring outcomes, predicting resource utilization, and
evaluating quality. Specific items in the ChYMH-DD Assessment System provide
triggering algorithms for Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) that flag children
and youth with potential problems in need of further clinical review (for
example, additional assessment, treatment, or recommendations).
The interRAI Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) have been
developed to incorporate evidence-informed practice and suggest recommended
interventions that can be used if the presenting problem is confirmed. Each CAP
provides a description of the clinical problem, specifications in trigger
algorithms used to flag children and youth with the issue, background information
related to current best practice evidence for the clinical problems, as well as
questions to probe for a more detailed clinical review. The CAPs were composed
based on a thorough review of the existing literature for best practices and
were enhanced by clinical expertise. An international team of professionals
with very specific areas of expertise were recruited for the development of
Collaborative Action Plans assist the assessor
in systematically interpreting the information recorded on the ChYMH-DD
Assessment Form. CAPs are not intended to automate care planning; rather, they
help the clinician focus on key issues identified during the assessment
process, so that decisions as to whether and how to intervene can be explored
with the young person and family.
interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs), Electronic Edition
DescriptioninterRAI Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans: For Use with the Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment Instrument, known as CAPs, are designed to incorporate evidence-informed practice and suggest recommended interventions, accompanying multi-disciplinary mental health assessment of children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18 years. CAPs assist the assessor in systematically interpreting the information recorded on the ChYMH Assessment Form.