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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

Exploring the Impact of Delivering Mental Health Services in NYC After-School Programs

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Session Number: 9 Room: Meeting Room 11

Presenting: Gerald Landsberg; Stephanie Smith-Waterman; Erica Adhoot

All Authors for this paper: Gerald Landsberg; Stephanie Smith-Waterman; Erica Adhoot; Ana Maria Grigoras

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: New York University School of Social Work recently completed an evaluation of Partners in Healing, a preventative after-school mental health program in New York City. The presentation will explore both pro-social gains and mental health benefits for participating youth. The program reach has expanded over the five years since its inception and to date, over 15,000 youth and families at 54 sites have been served. The evaluation design expanded to include an increase in the number of participants in the in-depth study and more sophisticated assessment tools to explore the mental health needs, treatment plans and outcomes. The presentation will provide an overview of the population served, the primary presenting problems, environmental stressors and treatment focus. A participating agency, Groundwork, Inc., will describe briefly the evolution of their own youth mental health service delivery model and will offer real-life examples of the benefits and challenges of this type of youth work. Agencies, educators and researchers need to be aware of new service models and the presentation will conclude with future recommendations for youth-serving and mental health professionals.


Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Presentation Time: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM