ERIC Number: ED497948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Screening Mental Health Problems in Schools. A Center Policy Issues Analysis Brief
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Long-standing policy controversies have heated up as a result of increasing proposals for using schools to screen for mental health problems (e.g., depression screening). This brief highlights the following issues: (1) How appropriate is large-scale screening for mental health problems? (2) Will the costs of large-scale mental health screening programs outweigh the benefits? and (3) Are schools an appropriate venue for large-scale screening of mental health problems?
Descriptors: Mental Health, Screening Tests, Public Policy, School Health Services, Cost Effectiveness, Annotated Bibliographies, At Risk Persons, Suicide, Children, Adolescents, School Role
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: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.