This study addresses a significant shortcoming in the delivery of behavioral health services to children, namely, the large socio-economic and ethnic disparities between children who utilize services and those children who do not utilize services.
This contract is part of the development of the Guide for Selecting and Adopting Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Mental Health.
The purpose of this Action Guide is to help schools develop and implement a comprehensive violence prevention plan grounded in the principles of the Early Warning Guide. This Action Guide is based on evidence-based practices. Effective action plans are strategic, coordinated, and comprehensive. They involve schoolwide prevention, early intervention, and intensive services for students with significant emotional or behavioral needs, including those with disruptive, destructive, or violent behaviors.