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ERIC Number: ED497948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 0
Abstractor: Author
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?
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.