This descriptive study examined programs designed to provide mental health-related preventive services to at-risk adolescents. Qualitative interviews were conducted with state and local program directors and key personnel in public health and mental health departments and academic researchers who have initiated preventive services.
February 11, 2008
Sara M. Buckelew, Jennifer Yu, Abigail English & Claire D. Brindis
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