Adolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinic

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158913
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinic
Abstract:
Adolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinic
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Siarkowski Amer, Kim, PHD
P.I. Institution Name:DePaul University
Title:nursing
Contact Address:990 W. Fullerton, Suite 3003, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA
Contact Telephone:7733251160
Co-Authors:K. Amer, nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; P. Gampetro, , Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; L. Wojciechowski, , North Park College, Chicago, IL;
This exploratory qualitative study examined adolescent perceptions of their own mental health care needs. The adolescent population in the study was eighteen inner city teens ages 12-18 years of age with diagnosed behavioral or mental health issue obtaining care at a school based health clinic in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The Uplift School Based Health Clinic (SBHC) is Children's Memorial Hospital's only school-based health center. The purpose of this study was (1) to identify and understand the concerns of adolescents with mental health care needs, (2) to identify adolescents' most pressing resource needs, (3) to identify helpful resources for adolescents and to (4) identify the difficulties adolescents have in accessing resources for mental health care. Researchers generated qualitative data via face to face semi-structured interviews and adolescents completed a demographic information survey. Prior to the interviews researchers conducted a review of medical records for health utilization information. Findings illustrate that interventions done using a social ecological framework provided multiple benefits for high risk adolescents with mental health needs. Beyond medical needs being met, adolescents who used mental health services at the SBHC gained insight about how to manage stress and conflict, develop realistic life goals, and had better high school self reported performance. With the identification of helpful resources, unhelpful resources, and resource barriers, researchers identified potential areas of strength, the integrative health delivery strengths, and possibilities for collaborative services. The results of this study provide evidence that a SBHC using a social ecological framework can increase problem solving skills, high school performance, goal attainment, and support the complex and multifaceted needs of high risk adolescents with mental health care needs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinicen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158913-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent Perceptions of Mental Health Care Needs in an Inner City School Based Health Clinic</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Siarkowski Amer, Kim, PHD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">DePaul University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">990 W. Fullerton, Suite 3003, Chicago, IL, 60614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">7733251160</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kamer@depaul.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K. Amer, nursing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; P. Gampetro, , Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; L. Wojciechowski, , North Park College, Chicago, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This exploratory qualitative study examined adolescent perceptions of their own mental health care needs. The adolescent population in the study was eighteen inner city teens ages 12-18 years of age with diagnosed behavioral or mental health issue obtaining care at a school based health clinic in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The Uplift School Based Health Clinic (SBHC) is Children's Memorial Hospital's only school-based health center. The purpose of this study was (1) to identify and understand the concerns of adolescents with mental health care needs, (2) to identify adolescents' most pressing resource needs, (3) to identify helpful resources for adolescents and to (4) identify the difficulties adolescents have in accessing resources for mental health care. Researchers generated qualitative data via face to face semi-structured interviews and adolescents completed a demographic information survey. Prior to the interviews researchers conducted a review of medical records for health utilization information. Findings illustrate that interventions done using a social ecological framework provided multiple benefits for high risk adolescents with mental health needs. Beyond medical needs being met, adolescents who used mental health services at the SBHC gained insight about how to manage stress and conflict, develop realistic life goals, and had better high school self reported performance. With the identification of helpful resources, unhelpful resources, and resource barriers, researchers identified potential areas of strength, the integrative health delivery strengths, and possibilities for collaborative services. The results of this study provide evidence that a SBHC using a social ecological framework can increase problem solving skills, high school performance, goal attainment, and support the complex and multifaceted needs of high risk adolescents with mental health care needs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:31:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:31:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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