School-Based Mental Health Services for Children Living in High Poverty Urban Communities

@article{Atkins2006SchoolBasedMH,
  title={School-Based Mental Health Services for Children Living in High Poverty Urban Communities},
  author={M. Stella Atkins and Stacy Lynn Frazier and Dina Birman and Jaleel Abdul Adil and Maudette Jackson and Patricia Arlene. Graczyk and Evelyn O. Talbott and Andrew David Farmer and Carl Compton Bell and Mary McKernon McKay},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={33},
  pages={146-159}
}
Studied the effectiveness of a school-based mental health service model, PALS (Positive Attitudes toward Learning in School), focused on increasing initial and ongoing access to services, and promoting improved classroom and home behavior for children referred for Disruptive Behavior Disorder (DBD) from three high poverty urban elementary schools. Classrooms were randomly assigned to PALS or referral to a neighborhood mental health clinic, with children identified by teacher referral and follow… CONTINUE READING
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