ERIC Number: ED460476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Mental Health in a Continuum of Care: Clinical Outcomes at 18 Months for the Fort Bragg Demonstration.
Hamner, Karl M.; Lambert, E. Warren; Bickman, Leonard
This study investigated the findings of a previous study on the effectiveness of the Fort Bragg Child and Adolescent Mental Health Demonstration Project, a program that provided a comprehensive approach to the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services to a population of military-related children residing within the Fort Bragg catchment area. The previous study found no differences after 1 year in clinical outcomes between children treated in the continuum of mental health services of the Fort Bragg Child and Adolescent Mental Health Demonstration Project and children who received traditional services at two comparison sites, although clients improved at both sites. This present study uses data on 984 children (ages 5-17) collected by the Fort Bragg Evaluation Project (FBEP) at 18 months. Twelve key outcome variables were analyzed using a random regression or a hierarchical linear model. Results found that the earlier conclusions from FBEP are supported by the 18-month findings. Children at both sites improved equally, and the idea that a continuum of care yields better mental health outcomes remains unsupported. (Contains 15 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Child Health, Children, Coping, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX.; North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina