Interventions and Treatment
Research: Impact of School-Based Mental Health Services
February 02, 2018 | Emily Taylor
Research published recently in Evaluation and Program Planning looked at the impact of school-based mental health services on academic outcomes. The study include 755 children in 1st to 8th grade in Philadelphia schools from September 2010 to June 2011. School Therapeutic Services (STS) have been offered in Philadelphia since 2007. The study compared the impact of the services offered in school with the use of out-of-school mental health services. Results showed that in school mental health services may help reduce absences and suspensions, but further research is needed.