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Handbook of School Mental Health Advancing Practice and Research

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ISBN-10: 0306473372

ISBN-13: 9780306473371

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mark D. Weist, Steven W. Evans, Nancy A. Lever

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There is a growing movement in the United States toward developing a range of mental health programs for youth in schools. This movement is fueled by the recognition of the gap between the needs of children and adolescents and access to effective programs for this population.This volume focuses on issues being confronted by school-based mental health programs, or those that are actually working within schools. These programs provide assessment, intervention, consultation, and/or prevention services directly in the school. They may be staffed entirely by school-employed staff (e.g., school psychologists, social workers, counselors), or may include staff from community agencies and programs (e.g., clinical, community and counseling psychologists; clinical social workers; child and adolescent psychiatrists).The Handbook of School Mental Health is an important resource for the diverse coalition of school mental health staff and advocates including educators, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors, nurses, clinical and counseling psychologists, licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, and others.
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Book details

List price: $299.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 1/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 386
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Introduction: Advancing Mental Health Practice and Research in Schools
Background, Policy, and Advocacy
History of School-Based Mental Health Services in the United States
Toward a Comprehensive Policy Vision for Mental Health in Schools
Effective Advocacy for School-Based Mental Health Programs
Mobilizing Research to Inform a School Mental Health Initiative: Blatimore's School Mental Health Outcomes Group
Overcoming the Challenges of Funding School Mental Health Programs
Enhancing Collaborative Approaches
Mental Health in Schools: Programs of the Federal Government
Enhancing Collaboration within and across Disciplines to Advance Mental Health Programs in Schools
The Community Schools Approach: Improving Student Learning, Strengthening Families and Communities
Partnering with Families in Expanded School Mental Health Programs
System, Agency, and Stakeholder Collaboration to Advance Mental Health Programs in Schools
School Mental Health in Context
School-Based Mental Health Services in Urban Communities
The Mental Health for Immigrants Program: Program Design and Participatory Research in the Real World
School-Based Mental Health on a United States Army Installation
Serving the Most Severe of Serious Emotionally Disturbed Students in School Settings
Children with Special Health Care Needs in School: Responding to the Challenge through Comprehensive School-Based Health Care
Moving toward Best Practice
School Mental Health in Systems of Care
Training for Effective Practice in the Schools
Continuous Quality Improvement and Evaluation of Expanded School Mental Health Programs
Strength-Based Approaches to Assessment in Schools
Facilitating the Implementation of Evidence-Based Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Efforts in Schools
Cross-Cutting Issues
Preventing and Addressing Crises and Violence-Related Problems in Schools
Achieving Generalization in School-Based Mental Health
Cultural Sensitivity, Relevance, and Competence in School Mental Health
Addressing Unique Ethical and Legal Challenges in Expanded School Mental Health
Index