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ERIC Number: ED567194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-1468-2850
Community-Based Mental Health and Behavioral Programs for Low-Income Urban Youth: A Meta-Analytic Review
Farahmand, Farahnaz K.; Duffy, Sophia N.; Tailor, Megha A.; Dubois, David L.; Lyon, Aaron L.; Grant, Kathryn E.; Zarlinski, Jennifer C.; Masini, Olivia; Zander, Keith J.; Nathanson, Alison M.
Grantee Submission, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice v19 n2 p195-215 Jun 2012
A meta-analytic review of 33 studies and 41 independent samples was conducted of the effectiveness of community-based mental health and behavioral programs for low-income urban youth. Findings indicated positive effects, with an overall mean effect of 0.25 at post-test. While this is comparable to previous meta-analytic intervention research with more diverse samples, it stands in contract to findings of the school-based review (0.08 at post-test) focused on this population. The current review found type of intervention to significantly moderate effects, with effects highest for programs that were environmentally based. In fact, effect sizes for programs that did not target the environment were not significant. Findings are discussed with an emphasis on environmental influences, including the differing contexts affecting school versus community-based interventions conducted with low income, urban youth. [This article was published in "Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice," v19 n2 p195-215 Jun 2012.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A080562