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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Monica Mitchell
All Authors for this paper: Monica Mitchell; La'Trice Montgomery; Sharon Foster; Mary DePaola; Lori Crosby; Matthew Ross
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Research suggests that children with high mobility rates (e.g. change in schools or guardianship) may have mental health problems. This presentation examines the relationship between school and residential transitions and general mental health functioning for diverse youth who participated in Project Wraparound, an individualized, community-based mental health program for youth. Despite similar mental health stressors and risk factors, Project Wraparound youth with stable school and residential placements showed greater improvement in mental health functioning scores than students who experienced residential or school transitions. Implications for future research with at-risk children and adolescents, including those who are highly transient, are provided.
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM