Funding for this research was provided by:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Pilot Research Award for Junior Faculty and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows, supported by AACAP)
Received: 23 October 2020
Accepted: 17 March 2021
First Online: 29 April 2021
: The research protocol and all informed consent forms were approved by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board and a Darjeeling-based Ethics Committee. Schools: PG called principals of area schools to gauge interest. Interested principals discussed with their teachers their interest in intervention delivery and study participation. Teachers: All eligible teachers in participating schools were invited to meet with study representatives to review study protocols. Those interested in participating voluntarily signed a written informed consent.
: As part of our consent form, teachers were made aware that findings from the study would be submitted for peer review with the possibility of publication. Any data presented in this manuscript has been de-identified.
: CMC, PG, and MM hold the copyright to the training materials, decision support tools, and intervention materials for the teacher-led task-shifted alternative system of children’s mental health care at the center of this manuscript.