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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

First-Year Functional Impact of a Unique Collaborative Program of School-Based Mental Health Intervention

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Session Number: 46 Room: Salon G

Presenting: Richard Mattison

All Authors for this paper: Richard Mattison; Jayne Schneider

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: First-year impact on school function was investigated for a unique collaborative program of intensive school-based mental health interventions. Comprehensive services were provided to serious high-risk youth: middle school students classified with Emotional Disturbance (ED) who were not responding to special education intervention in regular school. Compared to their pre-enrollment impairment, students showed significant improvement in grade-point average, disciplinary referrals, and conduct ratings by their teachers. Critical rates of psychiatric hospitalization, suicidal behavior, physical aggression, and substance abuse were low. Program factors responsible for this early success will be discussed, as well as promising methodology to accomplish such rare longitudinal research with students who have ED.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Session Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM