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NCJ Number: 237159 Find in a Library
Title: Promoting School Mental Health With a Systems of Care Approach: Perspectives From Community Partners
Journal: Social Work in Mental Health  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:May-June 2011  Pages:147-163
Author(s): Joelle D. Powers, Ph.D.; Kristina C. Webber, M.S.W.; Heatther A. Bower, M.S.A.
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 17
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzed the experiences of a large, urban community that has a commitment to mental health and has chosen to address this youth risk factor with a System of Care (SOC) approach.
Abstract: An estimated 20 percent of youth ages 5–18 have a diagnosable mental health problem. The challenge for communities is to overcome obstacles to traditional community-based care that contribute to low rates of treatment for children. The purpose of this small qualitative study was to identify challenges to the implementation of a Systems of Care (SOC) approach to school mental health within an urban community. Identifying processes that either hinder or effectively create and sustain a collaborative SOC partnership between systems is vital to social workers and mental health professionals working to address the mental health needs of underserved youth. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile mental health services
Index Term(s): Juvenile treatment evaluation; Juvenile treatment methods; Schools; Social workers; Treatment techniques
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