Year: 1991 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (24th: 1991: Boston), p.56-57 SIEC No: 19930027

This paper reports on the use of a multifamily intake group in a crisis intervention, brief treatment & referral program for depressed &/or suicidal adolescents & their families in an inner-city area. Compliance data was compared. Implementing the multifamily intake group reduced lag time & increased first-session compliance. Drop-out before the 3rd session was decreased but continued compliance beyond the 2nd session was not significantly different from that found pre-implementation.