Utilization of a nonprofessional child-aide school mental health program

Emory L. Cowen, Darwin A. Dorr, Irwin Sandler, Spencer McWilliams

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Fifty-five women were given focused, time-limited training for work as child-aides with ineffectively functioning primary grade school children. During the first three-month program period, aides saw 329 children, 9% of the primary grade enrollment of the participating schools, for more than 7,500 contacts. This paper considers differential patterns of program utilization and the overall potential of the helping model for bringing needed services to otherwise unreached, maladapting school children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1971


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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