ERIC Number: EJ823391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 15
Commentary: School Contextual Influences on the Dissemination of Interventions
Lochman, John E.
School Psychology Review, v32 n2 p174-177 2003
In the article by Ringeisen, Henderson, and Hoagwood (2003), the authors conclude that "simply stated, context matters" when implementing empirically supported interventions in the school setting, and they provide a state-of-the-art summary of how individual-level, organizational-level, and state/federal-level factors can affect dissemination. The Ringeisen et al. article can have notable policy implications for how effective mental health interventions can best be implemented in school settings. The emphasis on organizational-level factors is especially noteworthy, because factors such as school climate have generally been neglected when planning for, and researching, optimal dissemination of mental health programs in schools. In this commentary, the author amplifies and extends several topics raised by Ringeisen et al. on the organizational context in schools.
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Intervention, Educational Environment, Work Environment, Innovation
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