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Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) in schools can be defined in many ways. For example, EBD can be seen as: a set of problems that reside mainly within the individual student; as the result of interactions between social and psychological sub-systems, or as the product of professional discourses that create and maintain the very problems that they purport to identify and solve. Clough and Garner's Handbook of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties sheds light on all of these perspectives and reveals the enormous complexity and diversity of what is termed "EBD". In doing this, the book reveals itself to be both a scholarly and practical resource that will be indispensable to anyone seeking insight and direction for understanding and responding to EBD in the 21st century.

Chapter 13: Racial/Ethnic Representation across Five Public Sectors of Care for Youth with EBD: Implications for Students in School Settings12

Racial/Ethnic Representation across Five Public Sectors of Care for Youth with EBD: Implications for Students in School Settings12
Racial/Ethnic representation across five public sectors of care for youth with EBD: Implications for students in school settings

Studies estimate that among children as a whole, a substantial proportion of youth with emotional or behavioral problems are not receiving necessary mental health services (Burns et al., 1995; Realmuto et al., 1992; Tuma, 1989). In addition, some have suggested that ethnic minority children who suffer from emotional or behavioral problems may be further underserved (Burns, 1991; Cross et al., 1989). However, little is known about the actual rates of ethnic minority child mental health service use. While such information is available for adults (Cheung and Snowden, 1990; Sue, 1977), ...

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