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