Theodore Fallon

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A clinical assessment of the Mental Health Services Program for Youth, a national initiative to integrate systems and coordinate care for severely emotionally disturbed children, was designed to augment and enrich the larger evaluation of program structure. Case conferences were used as a method of examining the effects of collaborative systems of care on(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the reliability of symptom reporting by community children of elementary school age and their parents on a version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Revised (DISC-R). METHOD A sample of 109 children aged 6-11 years from an ongoing epidemiologic study were recruited for retest DISC-R interviews after completion(More)
The reliability of young children's self reports of psychiatric information is a concern of epidemiologists and clinicians alike. This paper explores the determinants of test-retest reliability in a sample of children from the general population using reliability coefficients constructed from a kappa statistic. Age, cognitive ability, and gender are related(More)
Clinical, sociodemographic, and systems risk factors for attrition at a child guidance clinic were identified. All patients who completed the intake process were followed through various clinic phases. Lower socioeconomic status and low family cohesion predicted dropout. Dropouts and continuers were equally psychiatrically impaired. The Family Environment(More)
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