|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Source||Social work in health care, Volume 55, Issue 4, p.314 - 327 (2016)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||MC, PhD Acri; Lcsw Bornheimer LA Ms; O. O. 'Brien K. Lcsw; Mpa S. Sezer; Ccm Little V. P. Sap; PhD Cleek AF, and PhD McKay MM|
|Journal||Social work in health care|
Disruptive behavior disorders (DBDs) are chronic, impairing, and costly behavioral health conditions that are four times more prevalent among children of color living in impoverished communities as compared to the general population. This disparity is largely due to the increased exposure to stressors related to low socioeconomic status including community violence, unstable housing, under supported schools, substance abuse, and limited support systems. However, despite high rates and greater need, there is a considerably lower rate of mental health service utilization among these youth. Accordingly, the current study aims to describe a unique model of integrated health care for ethnically diverse youth living in a New York City borough. With an emphasis on addressing possible barriers to implementation, integrated models for children have the potential to prevent ongoing mental health problems through early detection and intervention.
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