Understanding urban child mental health service use: Two studies of child, family, and environmental correlates

@article{Mckay2001UnderstandingUC,
  title={Understanding urban child mental health service use: Two studies of child, family, and environmental correlates},
  author={Mary M Mckay and James Pennington MSW and Cynthia J. Lynn MSW and Kathleen McCadam},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={28},
  pages={475-483}
}
The results of two studies identifying child, family, and environmental correlates of initial and ongoing mental health service use by urban minority children and their families are presented. In the first study, data from a sample of 405 adult caregivers of children revealed no predictive power of child demographic characteristics in relation to initial or ongoing service usage. Only parental ratings of child impulsive-hyperactive behavior were significantly related to ongoing involvement in… CONTINUE READING
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