Emergency child mental health services in Latvia.Int J Emerg Ment Health. 2001 Spring; 3(2):89-91.IJ
This paper describes emergency child mental health services in Latvia. The paper defines child mental health emergency and outlines which professionals are involved in evaluation and where evaluations occur. The described follow-up services are only now developing, with the majority of children still receiving minimal mental health services in shelters or detention centers. Recommendations for more training of professionals, specific protocols and an integrated system of care are made.