ERIC Number: EJ852576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Factors Related to Outcome in a School-Based Intensive Mental Health Program: An Examination of Nonresponders
Jacobs, Anne K.; Roberts, Michael C.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Nyre, Joseph E.; Randall, Camille J.; Puddy, Richard W.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n2 p219-231 Apr 2008
We examined factors related to treatment responders (n = 35) and nonresponders (n = 16) in a group of 51 children admitted to the Intensive Mental Health Program (IMHP). Children's response to treatment was coded based on their functioning at intake and discharge using total CAFAS scores. Demographic variables, length of treatment, number of diagnoses and medications, and history of physical/emotional abuse or neglect did not significantly distinguish between responders and nonresponders. Nonresponders were more likely to present with a history of suspected or confirmed sexual abuse, internalizing diagnoses, or comorbid internalizing and externalizing diagnoses. Although the small sample size may limit interpretations, our findings indicate treatment programs need augmentation when children with serious emotional disturbances (SED) may be at risk for not responding to interventions.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, Scores, Child Neglect, Clinical Diagnosis, Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, School Counseling, Sample Size, Intervention, Risk
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