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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Against the Odds: Addressing Race/Ethnicity Barriers via Systems of Care

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Session Number: 51 Room: Salon C

Presenting: Sara Nechasek; Ariel Greenidge

All Authors for this paper: Sara Nechasek; Ariel Greenidge; Katherine Grimes; Brian Mullin; Chip Wilder

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: Systems of care offer unique opportunities to reduce race/ethnicities barriers to care for youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families. This presentation summarizes findings from an investigation of access and engagement, as each relates to disparities. Detailed comparisons were done of race/ethnicity for those in the Massachusetts Mental Health Services Program for Youth (MHSPY) vs. the distribution for their towns of residence. Enrollment and drop-out rates were measured, and the Family Centered Behavior Scale administered. MHSPY families were more likely to be of color than their communities (51% vs. 25%), program retention was 96% and scores on the FCBS were positive, suggesting this approach may be valuable against disparities.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM