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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute is the government organization supported by the Department of Mental Health under the Ministry of Public Health. It was established as the Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health on August 29, 2001. In 2003
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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute
 
Nowadays
                  Child and Adolescent Mental Health  Rajanagarindra Institute  is the government organization supported by the Department of Mental Health under the Ministry of Public Health. It was established  as the Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health on August 29, 2001.  In 2003, 
HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, who bore the title “Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra,” graciously granted permission for the Institute to use the name “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute”   that emphasizes the development of services, knowledge and technology in order to operate as an Services  and Academic Excellence  Center in  Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry  at   national level. 
History : from Past to Present
 


       Before becoming the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute, the Mental Hygiene Clinic was established in 1953.  It was located in the Mental Hygiene Building of  the Somdet Chao Phraya Hospital in Bangkok.  The Mental Hygiene Clinic arose from cooperation between the Thai Ministry of Public Health and the World Health Organization, with the conceptual idea that the treatment of mental illness patients requires a large budget, and comes too late to help the patients truly, so it is more effective to stress on  prevention of mental illness problems. 
       When the services were initially extended to communities, some people felt a stigma about taking their children to receive services from the Mental Hygiene Clinic.  At the same time, the Mental Hygiene Clinic, which was originally a unit within the Somdet Chao Phraya Hospital, was elevated in status positioning directly to the Psychiatric Hospital Division of the Ministry of Public Health.  As a result, in 1969 its name was changed to the Child Mental Health Center.
ž      After that, the Child Mental Health Center was restructured and reorganized in order to operate as an academic institute  that emphasizes the development of services, knowledge  and technology transfer.  Thus the Department of Mental Health under the Ministry of Public Health supported its establishment as the Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health on August 29, 2001.  In 2003, HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, who bore the title “Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra,” graciously granted permission for the new Institute to use the name “Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute”.
 
Objectives and Goals of the Institute
                    Child and Adolescent Mental Health  Rajanagarindra Institute  has a policy to extend child and adolescent mental health and psychiatric  services to people in community and continuity develop  the services, knowledge and technology in order to operate as an Services  and Academic Excellence  Center in  Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry  at   national level. 

        1.  To help children, adolescents  and their families with mental health problems.
        2. To promote good mental health among children,  adolescents  and their families.
        3. To assist, cooperate and work together with people, groups, and organizations that aims related to the mental health of children, adolescents and their families.
        4. To join with agencies, organizations include charitable organizations to work together for 
public benefits.          

Vision :          
                    In 2016, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute  is the organization with Academic Excellence and Services  in  National Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry.  
 
Mission :
                    Our main mission is develop to be a Center of Academic Excellence and Services  in  national adolescent mental  health and psychiatry  with the key goal of services are to improve mental health and quality of lives of Thai children, adolescents and their families to be better living their lives with happily in society. 
 
          1. Develop to be a Center of Academic Excellence and Services  in  National Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry.  
                   - Research
                   - Academic
                   - Training
                   - Databased  and IT
          2.  Improve services in tertiary level of holistic Adolescent  Psychiatry.
          3.  Enhance the roles of strong networking alliances in Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry.
 
Strategic Issues:
          1.  Develop to supertertiary holistic services of mental health and psychiatric for 
              adolescents and their families.
          2. Develop to be excellence in knowledge, technology and innovation of mental health and psychiatry regarding in adolescents such as training curriculum, research, model  and operational frameworks. 
          3. Enhance the cooperation with alliances  in  mental health and psychiatric network services for adolescents and their families.
          4. To develop the quality of management system. 
 
                      Nowadays, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute is determined to develop to be excellence in academic and services in mental health and psychiatry regarding in adolescents with the cooperation from alliances to achieve this goal. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Rajanagarindra Institute arranged its strategic plan according to the development framework of tasks in mental health and psychiatric services for adolescents and their families which was strategic plan of the Department of Mental Health under the 11 th Economic and Social Development Plan (2012-1016). The main part of  mental health and psychiatric services are assessment and treatment at supertertiary holistic services for children and adolescents under age 20 and their families. The main part of  academic  are to be excellence in knowledge, technology and innovation of mental health and psychiatry regarding in adolescents such as training curriculum, research, model  in order to operate as an Services and Academic Excellence  Center in  Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry at national level.   
 
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