Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Current data reports approximately 46% of children ages 13-18 are affected by a mental health issue. Of those, 21% will experience a serious mental health disorder throughout their life. Due to the high percentage of school aged children that are affected by mental health disorders, school based mental health services have grown in popularity. Despite the positive attributes associated with providing mental health treatment in a school setting, various factors including race and levels of parental engagement have been identified as barriers to successful implementation. This study sought to identify the effects of parental engagement on the treatment, academic, and behavioral outcomes of Latino students receiving school based mental health services. Furthermore, the study utilized a quantitative approach by reviewing available archival and survey data. Findings were analyzed and themes were drawn for the purpose of identifying additional areas of research and ultimately improving the delivery of services.
Agudo, Angel R. and Lezama, Victor M., "THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT ON TREATMENT AND ACADEMIC OUTCOMES AMONG LATINO STUDENTS RECEIVING SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES" (2019). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 880.