Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in low-income urban schools.

@article{Atkins2008TeacherKO,
  title={Teacher key opinion leaders and mental health consultation in low-income urban schools.},
  author={M. Stella Atkins and Stacy Lynn Frazier and Sonya J. Leathers and Patricia Arlene. Graczyk and Evelyn O. Talbott and Lara J. Jakobsons and Jaleel Abdul Adil and An{\'e} M. Mar{\'i}{\~n}ez-Lora and Hakam Demirtas and Robert B Gibbons and Carl Compton Bell},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          905-8
        }
}
Diffusion theory posits that information is disseminated throughout a social network by the persuasion of key opinion leaders (KOLs). This study examined the relative and combined influence of peer-identified KOL teachers (n = 12) and mental health providers (n = 21) on classroom teachers' (n = 61) self-reported use of commonly recommended classroom practices for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 6 low-income urban African American communities, relative to teachers (n… CONTINUE READING
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