Incorporating multifaceted mental health prevention services in community sectors-of-care

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This article proposes a framework for embedding prevention services into community sectors-of-care. Community sectors-of-care include both formal and grassroot organizations distributed throughout a community that provide various resources and services to at-risk children and their families. Though the child population served by these organizations is often at elevated risk for mental health problems by virtue of children's exposure to difficult life circumstances (poverty, maltreatment, homelessness, domestic violence, etc.) these children face many barriers to accessing evidence-based prevention or treatment services. We review evidence and propose a framework for integrating prevention services into community sectors-of-care that serve high-risk children and families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Child and Family Psychology Review
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Acknowledgments Preparation of this manuscript was supported in part by grant number MH074610 from the National Institute of Mental Health, awarded to Gerald August, and grant number SM56177 from SAMHSA, awarded to Abigail Gewirtz. We are indebted to our community colleagues for their partnership in this project.


  • Children
  • Community sectors-of-care
  • Mental health
  • Prevention
  • Social service agencies


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