Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 21–35 | Cite as

School-based interventions with depressed minority adolescents

  • Alan J. Levy
  • Helen Land
Articles

Abstract

School-based approaches to intervention with depressed minority adolescents is discussed within a preventive framework. The symptomatology and epidemiology of depression is presented as it pertains to minority group adolescents. Specific suggestions for school-based services, the uses of school-based mental health professionals, and for coordination with mental health agencies are provided.

Keywords

Mental Health Health Professional Social Psychology Minority Group Health Agency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan J. Levy
    • 1
  • Helen Land
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social WorkLoyola University ChicagoChicago
  2. 2.School of Social WorkUniversity of Southern CaliforniaChicagoUSA

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