ERIC Number: ED413556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Exemplary Mental Health Programs: School Psychologists as Mental Health Service Providers.
Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Varjas, Kristen; Bernstein, Rachel
This report presents school- and community-based mental health programs in which school psychologists were engaged in program development, implementation, and/or evaluation. Exemplary programs were identified using five standards of activity, such as the integration of theory, research, and practice. To identify the programs, surveys were mailed to 195 programs in 44 states. Completed surveys were received from 87 programs, and of these, 32 met all criteria for exemplary programs. Details on program demographics, program staff, funding, the school psychologist's role, the program model, and program descriptions are outlined. Programs are listed by state and include such information as the program name, the supervising person, a description of the program, the program goals, and steps to program implementation. Details are also provided on program evaluations, available written materials, and exemplary characteristics--grouped under the categories of school psychologist's program involvement, ecological-collaborative model, theoretical base, empirical base, program evaluation, and levels of service provision. Contains approximately 135 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Pupil Personnel Services, Reference Materials, School Psychologists
National Association of School Psychologists, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.