Title

The Primary Mental Health Project (PMHP): Evaluation of Current Program Effectiveness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1979

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00890693

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Primary Mental Health Project (PMHP), a program for early detection and prevention of school adjustment problems. Pre- and postprogram assessments were done with 215 primary-grade children sent in PMHP, using teacher ratings of problem behaviors and competencies, and child-aide ratings of problems. School mental health professionals judged educational and behavioral changes in project children during the year. Significant across-the-board improvements were found on all criterion measures. Modest intercorrelations among criterion change estimates suggested that the observed changes were due to program, rather than halo, effects. PMHP children also improved significantly more matched, retrospective controls.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

American Journal of Community Psychology, v. 7, issue 3, p. 293-303

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