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Serving the Most Severe of Serious Emotionally Disturbed Students in School Settings

  • Joseph E. Nyre
  • Eric M. Vernberg
  • Michael C. Roberts
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

An increasing number of children and youth enrolled in public schools have severe psychiatric disturbances, yet few school systems are adequately prepared to meet the needs of this population (Rones & Hoagwood, 2000). This unfortunate scenario arises in Part from a relative dearth of school-based models that are effective and affordable for working with youngsters with serious emotional disturbances. Developing and garnering financial support to implement evidence-based models for helping youth with serious emotional disturbances succeed in school and other domains represents a significant and immediate challenge facing school systems, but also social services, mental health agencies, and, increasingly, the juvenile justice system (Osher, Osher, & Smith, 1994)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Nyre
    • 1
  • Eric M. Vernberg
    • 2
  • Michael C. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonMassachusetts
  2. 2.UniverCity of KanasasLawrence

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