School Mental Health Services for Adolescents

ISBN : 9780199352517

Judith R. Harrison; Brandon K. Schultz; Steven W. Evans
352 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2017
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Evidence-based mental health services are lacking in many school systems, but especially in secondary schools. Adolescents who can benefit from school mental health services are those who experience disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, alcohol/drug use, sexual or physical abuse, chronic health problems, crisis situations such as suicidal ideation or attempts, natural disasters, and exposure to community or family violence that can interfere with academic success. Currently, one-half of students with emotional or behavioral disorders drop out of school prior to graduation, pointing to the need to disseminate proven strategies that strengthen effective secondary school services. School Mental Health Services for Adolescents includes a range of expert guidance on implementation of school mental health services in secondary schools. The significance of this information cannot be overstated, as only 20% of children and adolescents who need such services receive them. Schools are a logical venue for service provision because emotional and behavioral problems interfere with academic achievement, and a lack of access to mental health services is a major barrier to treatment for youth. Authors discuss services that can be implemented by school-based professionals and methods of overcoming implementation barriers. Chapters cover the history and need for services, issues of identification and referral for treatment in schools, descriptions of evidence-based interventions, proposed service delivery models, assessment strategies, and integration of mental health programs in schools. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers, trainers of school mental health professionals, school administrators and supervisors, and school-based mental health providers including psychologists, counselors, and social workers.


About the Editors
Introduction: School Mental Health for Adolescents

Part I: Foundations
Chapter 1. The History and Future of School Mental Health
Mark D. Weist, Lois Flaherty, Nancy Lever, Sharon Stephan, Kathryn Van Eck, and Abby Albright
Chapter 2. Who are the School Mental Health Professionals?
Rachel Kininger, Brandon K. Schultz, and Judith R. Harrison

Part II: School Mental Health Interventions
Chapter 3. Emerging Adolescents in Secondary Schools
Amy L. Reschly, Angie J. Pohl, Sandra L. Christenson, and James J. Appleton
Chapter 4. Supporting Students Following School Crises: From the Acute Aftermath through Recovery
Pamela Vona, Lisa H. Jaycox, Sheryl H. Kataoka, Bradley D. Stein, and Marleen Wong
Chapter 5. Enhancing Attention and Organization in Adolescents
Craig F. Spiel, Judith R. Harrison, and Talida State
Chapter 6. Managing Disruptive Behavior
Sean M. O'Dell and Lauren Louloudis
Chapter 7. Regulating Emotions
Matthew P. Mychailyszyn, Maureen A. Manning, and Catherine T. Petrick
Chapter 8. Emotion Regulation and Social Functioning in Adolescence: Conceptualization and Treatment
Nora Bunford and Steven W. Evans
Chapter 9. Working with Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lynn Kern Koegel, Sunny Kim, and Robert L. Koegel
Chapter 10. Addressing Adolescent Drug Abuse
Ken C. Winters, Eric Wagner, and Walker Krepps
Chapter 11. Managing Chronic Health Concerns
Christy M. Walcott and Jennifer Kazmerski

Part III: Special Topics
Chapter 12. Screening and Progress Monitoring in Secondary Schools
Denise A. Soares, Catherine George, and Kimberly J. Vannest
Chapter 13. Classroom-Based Services for Adolescents with Mental Health Needs
Lee Kern, Beth Custer, and Imad Zaheer
Chapter 14. Consultation and Collaboration to Increase Integrity in School Mental Health
Erika Coles and Greta M. Massetti
Chapter 15. Mental Health Promotion with Aboriginal Youth: Lessons Learned from the Uniting Our Nations Program
Clair Crooks and Caely Dunlop

About the author: 

Judith R. Harrison, PhD, is an assistant professor of special education at Rutgers University. Prior to her career in academia, she spent many years working with youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) in public schools. Her research interests and publications focus on the effectiveness, acceptability, and feasibility of services provided to adolescents with EBD and ADHD, primarily in inclusive settings.; Brandon K. Schultz, EdD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at East Carolina University (ECU). From 2002 to 2013, Dr. Schultz provided school psychological services and clinical supervision during several research projects examining the Challenging Horizons Program, first at James Madison University and then at Ohio University. Currently, Dr. Schultz teaches in the pediatric school psychology doctoral program at ECU and directs the School Behavior Consultation Lab. His current research focuses on technologies to support school mental health implementation.; Steven W. Evans, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Ohio University and co-director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal School Mental Health and has published extensively on a variety of school mental health topics. Dr. Evans has received many federal research grants to support his treatment development and evaluation research on school mental health interventions for adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.

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