Evaluating the Effectiveness and Utilization of School-Based Mental Health Programs
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
The need for school-based mental health services has increased in the past decade, but little is known about the effectiveness and utilization of school-based mental health services. This research will focus on the reported effectiveness and utilization of school-based mental health services in Minnesota. This research focuses on surveying a total of 150 schools, including elementary, middle, and high schools in Minnesota. The survey consisted of quantitative and qualitative questions, as developed by the researcher. The targeted respondents were school social workers school psychologists. Integration of education and mental health services in schools continues to grow rapidly. This research also focuses on the need for school-based mental health services and the benefits of having a school-based mental health program in the school.
The results suggest that school-based mental health services are beneficial to students and are utilized when possible by the student. The most commonly used interventions is social skills training, solution-focused therapy, and group work, as reported to the researcher.
school-based mental health
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Kline, Holly, "Evaluating the Effectiveness and Utilization of School-Based Mental Health Programs" (2012). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 61.