Why Teenagers Come for Treatment: A Ten-Year Prospective Epidemiological Study in Woodlawn

Sheppard G. Kellam, Jeannette D. Branch, C. Hendricks Brown, Gary Russell

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Abstract

The factors that influence people to come for psychiatric treatment are not well known. This report comes from a long-term prospective study of the 1966-1967 first-grade population of children and families in Woodlawn, a poor, black, urban community on Chicago's South Side. These children, now adolescents, were recently reassessed in a 10-year follow-up and were offered access to a free, broad psychiatric treatment program. Prior and current psychological and social problems did not discriminate those who came for the program from those who did not. However, the black college students who conducted the reassessment sessions were significant in determining which teenagers came for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-495
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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