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Evaluation of a University-Community Partnership to Provide Home-Based, Mental Health Services for Children from Families Living in Poverty
Community Mental Health Journal
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Ryan Mattek, Marquette University
  • Brittany L. Gresl, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
12 p.
Publication Date
10-1-2013
Publisher
Springer
Disciplines
Abstract
A university-community partnership is described that resulted in the development of community-based mental health services for young children from families living in poverty. The purpose of this pilot project was to implement an evidence-based treatment program in the homes of an at-risk population of children with significant emotional and behavior problems that were further complicated by developmental delays. Outcomes for 237 children who participated in the clinic’s treatment program over a 2 year period are presented. Comparisons are included between treatment completers and non-completers and the issues of subject attrition, potential subject selection bias, and the generalizability of the results are addressed. The need for more professionals who are trained to address mental health issues in very young children who live in very challenging conditions are discussed.
Comments

Accepted Version. Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 49, No. 5 (October 2013): 599-610. The final publication is available at Springer: DOI. © Springer Verlag 2013. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox, Ryan Mattek and Brittany L. Gresl. "Evaluation of a University-Community Partnership to Provide Home-Based, Mental Health Services for Children from Families Living in Poverty" Community Mental Health Journal (2013) ISSN: 0010-3853
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/2/