In an effort to bridge the gap between service need and service utilization, an urban based, university affiliated children's psychiatric outpatient clinic has implemented a program which provides mental health services in inner city schools.
When compared with the central clinic populations (N=304), the school sample (N=44) was markedly socioeconomically disadvantaged, minority, and as psychiatrically impaired as the central clinic population.
School based mental health services have the potential for bridging the gap between need and utilization by reaching disadvantaged children who would otherwise not have access to these services.
Implications for such services are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Besoin, Service santé, Santé mentale, Programme sanitaire, Milieu scolaire, Environnement social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation santé, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Need, Health service, Mental health, Sanitary program, School environment, Social environment, United States, North America, America, Public health organization, Child, Human, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0389683
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 12/09/1997.