Professional Resource Links

  • ASTART For Teens – The Alliance for the Safe, Therapeutic and Appropriate use of Residential Treatment (ASTART) is a community of professionals, family members, and survivors working to protect children from abuse and neglect in residential programs, and ensure families have safe and effective community-based care.
  • ASTART for Teens: Facts and Warning Signs – Learn to protect your child by reviewing the warning signs of abusive residential programs for teens.
  • ASTART Mental Health and Family Resource Links – A summary of links to finding help in your area, and helping resources available online.
  • Systems of Care: A Framework for System Reform in Children’s Mental Health – The purpose of this issue brief is to re-examine system reform in children’s mental health, clarify what the system of care concept is, and explore the continued relevance of the system of care concept and philosophy as a framework for reform.