Conference Handouts

Click here to view handouts from 2010 - 2013 conferences. (Under agenda, then archives)

Click here to view past conference highlights.

Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference

Knowledge of the African American Experience in Child Mental Health Services Research

We're sorry, handouts are not available for this presentation.

Session Number: 48 Room: Salon I

Presenting: Dara Kerkorian; Dorian Traube

All Authors for this paper: Dara Kerkorian; Dorian Traube; Chetan Bhupali; Mary McKay

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: Even with recognition that African-American families are underrepresented in studies of child mental health services, few investigations have examined barriers to African American research participation. The current study examined semi-structured interviews with 157 African-American mothers and their children (n = 170) residing in an urban community. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of interview content suggest that many families lack knowledge of how the research results will be used. Despite suspicion of researchers, many decide to participate because they believe it will help their family. Addressing these factors in mental health services research is the first step toward addressing them in child mental health services.

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2005

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

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