Coordinating Mental Health Care Across Primary Care and Schools: ADHD as a Case Example.

TitleCoordinating Mental Health Care Across Primary Care and Schools: ADHD as a Case Example.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsPower TJ, Blum NJ, Guevara JP, Jones HA, Leslie LK
JournalAdv Sch Ment Health Promot
Volume6
Issue1
Pagination68-80
Date Published2013 Jan 1
ISSN1754-730X
Abstract

Although primary care practices and schools are major venues for the delivery of mental health services to children, these systems are disconnected, contributing to fragmentation in service delivery. This paper describes barriers to collaboration across the primary care and school systems, including administrative and fiscal pressures, conceptual and linguistic differences between healthcare and educational professionals, role restrictions among professionals, and privacy laws. Strategies for overcoming these barriers that can be applied in both primary care and school settings are described. The paper has a primary focus on children with ADHD, but the principles and strategies described are applicable to children with a range of mental health and health conditions.

DOI10.1080/1754730X.2013.749089
Alternate JournalAdv Sch Ment Health Promot
PubMed ID23459527
PubMed Central IDPMC3582374
Grant ListK23 MH065696 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States