Expanded School Mental Health Services

A National Movement in Progress
  • Mark D. Weist
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 19)

Abstract

In 1982, Knitzer’s compelling Unclaimed Children underscored the tremendous gap between the mental health needs of children in the United States and services actually available to them. Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, some progress has been made to improve the mental health system of care for youth, as exemplified by national reform efforts that improve the coordinated delivery of services (e.g., the Child and Adolescent Service Systems Program [CASSP]; Day & Roberts, 1991), the growth of family preservation models of treatment (Knitzer & Cole, 1989), and the development of “multisystemic” treatment approaches for youth with severe disturbances (Henggeler & Borduin, 1990). In spite of these improvements, a large gap between youth who need and receive services remains (Duchnowski & Friedman, 1990), mental health services continue to be fragmented and uncoordinated (Burns & Friedman, 1990), and university-based applied research efforts have not been effectively integrated into communities on a wide scale (Weisz & Weiss, 1993).

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Mental Health Mental Health Service Violence Exposure Mental Health Provider School Health 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark D. Weist
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

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