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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference
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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