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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Part 2: Filling the Gap Between Research and Practice: Some Effective Programs

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Session Number: 17 Room: Salon A

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Albert J. Duchnowski Discussant: Albert J. Duchnowski

Synopsis: This session will begin with a description of methods to assess the quality of school based mental health (SBMH) programs when implemented by non-research supported school staff. It will also include a presentation of two empirically tested SBMH programs; a discussion of their research designs and challenges in conducted this type of research.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006

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

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

Expanded School Mental Health Services

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Presenting: Mark Weist

All Authors for this paper: Mark Weist; Nancy Lever; Sharon Stephan; Laura Anthony; Brian Harrison

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Expanded school mental health (ESMH) services involve the provision of a full continuum of mental health promotion and intervention for youth in general and special education through school-community partnerships. In this session, we will present critical issues in ESMH in training, practice, research and policy, based on the 10 year experience of a national center and program operating in 30 Baltimore schools. Special emphasis will be placed on needs and strategies related to quality assessment and improvement, evidence-based practices, and enhancing the connection of ESMH services to outcomes valued by schools.

Links to Learning: A Community-Based Model for Mental Health Consultation to Urban Schools

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Presenting: Marc Atkins

All Authors for this paper: Marc Atkins

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: A model for school-based mental health services for urban inner-city children and families will be presented that aligns community mental health resources to support childre?n's learning. Based on a program of NIMH-funded research based in inner city Chicago Public Schools, community mental health providers will work collaboratively with key informant teachers and parents to support empirically based strategies to enhance children's learning. The model builds upon an ongoing collaboration with the Illinois Division of Mental Health and the Chicago Public Schools, to inform public policy on the development of effective models for community mental health collaboration with urban schools.

RECAP: An Effective Manualized Treatment for Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems

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Presenting: Thomas Catron

All Authors for this paper: Thomas Catron

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: School-based mental health services offer a unique opportunity to improve the accessibility and utilization of services for students exhibiting serious emotional and behavioral problems. Reaching Educators Children and Parents (RECAP) is the first effective, manualized, evidenced-based treatment of co-occurring disorders and was developed specifically to address mental health needs in the school setting. RECAP combined many different evidenced based treatments (depression, anxiety, somatic complaints, aggression, delinquency and hyperactivity) into a single intervention. An NIMH-funded clinical trial yielded significant treatment effects. Implications for evidenced based treatments and applications in the school setting will be discussed.