Abstract

One-in-five school-age children (8 to 12 million) in the US have moderate to severe emotional, behavioral and mental health problems [5]. This statistic is made even more alarming by the fact that as many as 75% of these youth do not receive any mental health services [4]. Sadly, on almost a daily-basis, media accounts remind us of the tragic consequences of untreated and unmonitored mental health problems that begin in childhood and adolescence. Of the few youth who do receive mental health services, the vast majority do so in public schools [6].

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0193
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada