ERIC Number: EJ886415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
Gender as a Factor in School-Based Mental Health Service Delivery
Friedrich, Allison A.; Raffaele Mendez, Linda M.; Mihalas, Stephanie T.
School Psychology Review, v39 n1 p122-136 2010
There is a large research base indicating numerous gender differences in prevalence rates of psychopathology, the expression of psychopathology, and the etiology of psychopathology across different disorders (Zahn-Waxler, Shirtcliff, & Marceau, 2008). Such documented gender differences in mental health among children and adolescents have significant implications for the provision of school-based mental health services. This article provides an overview of the research documenting differences in mental health among children and adolescents and a description of the delivery of gender-informed mental health services through a public health model framework of service delivery. Gender-informed prevention and intervention strategies are presented using specific examples to provide practitioners with a greater awareness of gender differences and their implications for providing mental health services to children and adolescents. The article concludes with recommendations for the field of school psychology.
Descriptors: Health Services, Intervention, Mental Health, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Etiology, School Psychology, Gender Differences, School Health Services, Delivery Systems, Gender Issues, Incidence, Children, Child Health, Prevention, School Counseling, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Referral, Substance Abuse, Females, At Risk Persons, Aggression, Group Counseling, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Males
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