School Mental Health Programs: A review of evaluation efforts

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Elizabeth W. Lindsey, Professor Emeritus (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In order to assess the effectiveness of preventive mental health programs in school settings, a review of the literature on evaluation of school mental health programs was done. Numerous prevention activities have been implemented through schools, utilizing a variety of methods, directed towards students, teachers and parents. Little systematic evaluation of program components or total program impact has been done. Results from several programs which were evaluated are inconclusive. Problems associated with pro-gram evaluation are discussed. Systematic evaluation may be crucial to the future of school mental health programs if they are to withstand fiscal and ideological pressures.

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School Social Work Quarterly
Language: English
Date: 1979
Social Work, School Mental Health Programs

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