ERIC Number: ED464460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
NC Families and Communities Equals Success (FACES): Six Months Later.
Fernandez, Maria E.; Campbell, Kimm; Honess, Karen; Gallagher, Natalie Gibbs; Thurber, Lori; Smitley, Andy
This paper reports on clinical and school outcomes after 6 months of implementing the North Carolina FACES (Families and Communities Equals Success) mental health program. Of the 210 children and youth participating in the program evaluation, 42 percent were African American, more than three quarters were male, 55 percent of families had annual incomes of $15,000 or less, and the most common diagnoses were attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, oppositional defiant disorders, and depressive disorders. Evaluation of school performance utilized differences between grade averages at baseline and at 6 months and found that 39 percent of students improved, 35 percent did not change, and 26 percent declined. More African Americans were found in the "got better" category, whereas half of white males fell into the "got worse" category. Number of living arrangements was the only significant predictor for school performance, with fewer living arrangements correlated with a greater likelihood of improving in school. Overall, the study found reductions in clinical symptomatology and improvements in school performance. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Black Students, Depression (Psychology), Elementary Secondary Education, Hyperactivity, Males, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Performance Factors, Place of Residence, Racial Differences, White Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina