Title

Perceptions of rural school mental health services: a focus group study

Authors

Amy D. Habeger

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

The presence of emotional or behavioural disorders has an impact on academic achievement. Access to behavioural health services is a challenge, particularly in rural communities. School-based mental health services have been recognised as an effective means of addressing the needs of students with emotional or behavioural disorders. This qualitative focus group study explored the service needs, gaps, and barriers to mental health services. Themes related to time, space, family engagement, and education for teachers and caregivers emerged from the focus groups.

DOI

10.2989/17280583.2017.1419250

Keywords

Health

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