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ERIC Number: EJ789311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Mental Health Needs of Poor Suburban and Rural Children and Their Families
Robbins, Vestena; Dollard, Norin; Armstrong, Beth Jordan; Kutash, Krista; Vergon, Keren S.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v13 n2-3 p94-122 Mar 2008
The inverse relationship between economic status and mental illness is well established. Less is known, however, about the nature of this relationship. A comparison of poor suburban and rural youth receiving services for their emotional and behavioral problems revealed more similarities than differences. Family income increased during the first year of service for a small percentage of families. A small but significant relationship was found between increased income and caregiver strain as well as child outcomes. For families who are poor and have a child with a disability, highly individualized services and support that reduce caregiver strain are necessary to improve child outcomes. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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