Handbook of Mental Health Services for Children, by Ric G. Steele (Editor), Michael C. Roberts (Editor)

By Ric G. Steele (Editor), Michael C. Roberts (Editor)

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Large proportions of behavioral health problems in young children are undetected by pediatricians, although the use of screening tools appears to increase identification rates (Stancin & Palermo, 1997). Even when psychosocial problems are identified, children may not be referred to services, and not all of those who are referred actually receive appropriate interventions (Horowitz, Leaf, Leventhal, Forsyth, & Speechley, 1992). Notable barriers to identification and appropriate referral include physician training variables, time constraints, financial disincentives, reluctance to label young children, and perceived lack of services (Navon, Nelson, Pagano, & Murphy, 2001; Relgado & Halfon, 2002; Stancin & Palermo, 1997).

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