The crisis and transition services (CATS) model: A program to divert youths in mental health crisis from the emergency department

Amanda Ribbers, David Sheridan, Ajit Jetmalani, Julie Magers, Amber Laurie Lin, Rebecca Marshall

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Abstract

The Crisis and Transition Services (CATS) program is a novel approach to safely transitioning youths from the emergency department to outpatient care. The program provides intensive community-based support during the high-risk period after discharge from the emergency department. Preliminary results indicate that the CATS program is reaching youths in a short time frame, engaging families in comprehensive safety planning, connecting youths with ongoing outpatient services, and improving family confidence in navigating mental health crises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1206
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatric Services
Volume71
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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