I was involved with CAMHS in Sligo in relation to my adopted child who has a diagnosis of FAS (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).
I was referred to CAMHS after an AON (Assessment of Need) assessment. I found HSE child psychologist who did the AON assessment excellent and a great support but did not have the same satisfaction with CAMHS. I find it very unsatisfactory that a doctor who sees a child for the first time and after ten minutes asks them to draw a tree/ their family then comments that because the tree trunk is very small and the boy's tee shirt was shaded in with pencil that this means the child lacks confidence!
All matters discussed at all times whilst the child was in the room to the extent that my son actually interrupted at one stage to say that I Dont Drink Alcohol. I would be called into meetings once or twice a year and would leave none the wiser. In the end I went privately for assessment.
"I was involved with CAMHS Sligo"
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