Predictors of Disparities in Access and Retention in School-Based Mental Health Services

@article{Whitaker2018PredictorsOD,
  title={Predictors of Disparities in Access and Retention in School-Based Mental Health Services},
  author={Kelly Whitaker and Semret N. Nicodimos and Michael D. Pullmann and Mylien T. Duong and Eric J Bruns and Jessica Knaster Wasse and Aaron R Lyon},
  journal={School Mental Health},
  year={2018},
  volume={10},
  pages={111-121}
}
Despite promising evidence that school-based health centers (SBHCs) and school mental health (SMH) services can reduce disparities in access to mental health care for underserved populations, little is known about what predicts retention of youth in SMH services. This study aimed to identify individual- and school-level factors associated with access and retention in mental health services provided in SBHCs. Existing data were analyzed for 17,348 students (2205 who received SMH services) who… CONTINUE READING

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