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NCJ Number: 229991 Find in a Library
Title: Unmet Need for Mental Health Services Among Probationers' Children
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:49  Issue:2  Dated:February - March 2010  Pages:110-125
Author(s): Susan D. Phillips; Rachel Venema; Lorena Roque
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 26
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the extent of behavioral and emotional problems among a sample of adolescents whose parents were sentenced to probation.
Abstract: This study explores the unmet need for mental health services among children with parents on probation. A group of 77 probationers provided information on 170 children. Information about children's need for mental health services was based on the Child Behavior Checklist and information about children's receipt of mental health services was based on the Child and Adolescent Service Assessment. Approximately 1 in 4 participants had at least 1 child with an indicated need for mental health services, but 9 out of 10 participants with children needing services had a child who was not receiving services. This study suggests that probation departments could play an important role in linking probationers' children to mental health services. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Probation
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Family counseling; Juvenile mental health services; Mental health services; Parent-Child Relations; Parental influence; Probation effectiveness
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