Dates of Project: January 2011–April 2012
Field of Work: School-based mental health services
Problem Synopsis: Between 14 and 20 percent of all children and adolescents have mental health disorders. Very few receive help. Along with other problems, poor mental health prevents students from effective learning. Schools can play a role in promoting mental health prevention and treatment for their students, but school mental health services are not widely available.
Synopsis of the Work: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools explored strategies to increase the number, quality, and sustainability of school mental health services and programs through:
- Review of the literature and federal and state education and health policies and practices
- Interviews and surveys with stakeholders in school mental health
- Visits and interviews with people involved with three school mental health programs
- Co-sponsoring, with the Center for School Mental Health Services, a conference on school mental health research