Implementation and Mental Health Outcomes of a Service Cascade Linking Child Welfare and Children’s Mental Health: A Case Study of the Gateway CALL Demonstration

Summary: This article discusses the use of service cascades as an approach to organizing screenings, assessments, and referrals for mental health. Specifically, the article presents a case study showing the use of the Gateway CALL service cascade and examines the benefits and drawbacks of this particular model. 


Application: This article can be applied to those working within mental health care systems who may be considering alternate approaches to screening, assessment, and referral processes. While the article does not provide a concrete answer on the effectiveness of service cascades, it does provide insights that can help mental health professionals make an informed decision about using them. 


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