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ERIC Number: EJ799130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Science to Practice in Underserved Communities: The Effectiveness of School Mental Health Programming
Owens, Julie Sarno; Murphy, Caroline E.; Richerson, Lauren; Girio, Erin L.; Himawan, Lina K.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v37 n2 p434-447 Apr 2008
This study examined the effectiveness of a treatment program comprised of several components based on evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for disruptive behavior problems delivered to youth participating in a school mental health program in an underserved community in the Appalachian region. Participants were 117 children in kindergarten through 6th grade including 91 children (78% male) from 5 schools who were consecutively referred to the intervention program and 26 children (73% male) from 3 schools in which program implementation was delayed for 1 year. Treatment outcome was measured via parent and teacher ratings of child symptoms and functioning. The treatment condition resulted in significant reduction in hyperactivity/impulsivity and early aggressive and delinquent behavior, as well as significant improvement in several other functional domains. Results suggest that EBTs can retain their effectiveness when transported to a community context. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A