Community Partnership

Initiative Description: The goals of the SBCSP are to:  a- increase family involvement and stability in support of their child’s educational achievement, b- improve the child’s social and behavioral
functioning, and c- improve school attendance and academic performance. program staff are on site either in the school or the community working with children and their families providing the following array of services: diagnostic assessment, individualized treatment planning, prevention and psycho-educational training, comprehensive case management services to children and families ~i.e., individual CSP: assistance in crisis situations, assessment, linkage, coordination referral of children and families to other community-based services.

Study Results: Significant reductions in conduct disordered behavior, attention deficit/hyperactivity, and depression symptoms

Reference: Hussey, D. L., & Guo, S. (2003). Measuring behavior change in young children receiving intensive school-based mental health services. Journal of Community Psychology, 31(6), 629-639.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good