School Mental Health Program Retrospective Report: 2000-2005



In 2007, the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Mental Health (DMH), Office of Program and Policy, Child and Youth Services Division released its first published multi-year evaluation study of the School-based Mental Health Program. This evaluation report, co-authored by Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Deputy Director of George Washington University’s Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (former Director of the program) and Dr. Amy R. Mack, Senior Associate with ICF International (former Evaluation Coordinator of the program), provides comprehensive information about the program since its creation in 2000. Successes and challenges are discussed in detail along with aggregate-level data highlighting promising practices and programs. The report provides much-needed data regarding evaluating prevention, early intervention, and intervention services provided by social workers and psychologists to children and youth in 30 Washington, D.C., public and public charter schools.

Insight Details

Published: Jan 1, 2007
Author: Amy Mack
Source: ICF International

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