ERIC Number: ED464461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Relationship of School-Based Mental Health Services to Assessment of Student Behavior.
Friedman, Karen; Damare, Michelle Miller; Leone, Peter
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Linkages to Learning (LTL) model of service delivery on the behavior of 119 students, 73 in a school receiving LTL services and the remainder attending a matched control school in Montgomery County, Maryland. LTL is a model for collaborative, school-based delivery of an array of mental health, social service, and educational services. Program highlights included the development of a series of early intervention social skills groups for children, acculturation workshops for parents, a comprehensive mental health assessment protocol, individual and group therapy for children and/or families, English classes for parents, and a therapeutic summer camp program. Data were collected from teachers, parents, and the children themselves. Analysis indicated positive outcomes for children and families in behavioral and emotional domains. Teacher-reported negative behaviors and children's self-reported emotional distress symptoms increased at the control school but not at the experimental school. Parents who received direct LTL services reported positive gains. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Emotional Problems, Integrated Services, Intervention, Mental Health Programs, Models, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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.