ERIC Number: ED490009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 51
Youngsters' Mental Health and Pyschosocial Problems: What are the Data?
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
A common request to Centers such as ours is for information about the prevalence and incidence of youngsters' problems. The intent of this report is to provide a synthesis of the best data and to clarify the limitations of what has been gathered so far. As you will see, available data continue to be quite limited. The synthesis reported here highlights the limitations and underscores major gaps that need filling. It is clear that a great deal more research is needed, and it must be pursued with sufficient resources to enhance and refine the methodology used. At the same time, we all will continue to draw on what has been reported as an essential aid in planning and decision making. In doing so, it is imperative to use that data carefully and wisely-with a full appreciation of its limitations.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Psychological Patterns, School Health Services, Data Analysis, Student Characteristics, Special Education, Behavior Disorders, Incidence, Disabilities
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.