School-based mental health services delivered by school personnel can help reduce mental health problems in elementary school children, finds a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Researchers analyzed 43 controlled trials involving a total of nearly 50,000 children. The most effective programs were those that targeted child behavior problems, relative to those that targeted attention problems, or substance use. Interventions that were integrated into academic instruction and those that were implemented multiple times a week were also particularly effective. (Monitor on Psychology)
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