Saturday, February 4, 2012

Family Involvement in School-Based Mental Health Services

The research clearly shows family involvement in school-based mental health services is effective in improving student academic performance.

Researchers have found family involvement is a key component to both service utilization and effectiveness.

A review of family systems approach research shows it has been equally or more effective than other therapy, produces positive change quickly (20 sessions or less) and shows a 71% improvement in children’s behavioral problems.

Engaging Families in School-Based Mental Health Treatment
Linda M. Vanderbleek, 2004

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