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Runge, Timothy J.; Knoster, Timothy P.; Moerer, Deanna; Breinich, Todd; Palmiero, James – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools have limited experience and little guidance to identify and install evidence-based and promising programs and practices/interventions (EBPs) within advanced tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (SWPBIS). One form of guidance is the Hexagon Tool which can be used to ensure a match between the EBP and student…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Evidence Based Practice, Intervention
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Mychailyszyn, Matthew P. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to synthesize the available research on the "Skills for Social and Academic Success" ("SASS") program, a school-based cognitive/behavioural intervention for adolescents with social anxiety disorder. A search of online databases, combined with reference list examination…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Doyle, Louise; Treacy, Margaret P.; Sheridan, Ann – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools are a key setting for mental health promotion and the provision of emotional support to students. As teachers and school counsellors are adults with whom adolescents have regular contact, it is likely they would be used as a help source by distressed students however there are few studies on this from an Irish context. A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Barriers, Help Seeking, School Counseling
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Livet, Melanie; Yannayon, Mary; Kocher, Kelly; McMillen, Janey – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Despite innovations being routinely introduced in schools to support the mental health of students, few are successfully maintained over time. This study explores the role of innovation characteristics, individual attitudes and skills, and organizational factors in school providers' decisions to continue use of "Centervention," a…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Butzer, Bethany; LoRusso, Amanda Marie; Windsor, Regina; Riley, Frankye; Frame, Kate; Khalsa, Sat Bir S.; Conboy, Lisa – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
The present study was part of a group randomized controlled trial in which 7th grade students were assigned to a yoga intervention or physical-education-as-usual. Sixteen students were randomly selected from the yoga condition to participate in one-on-one interviews. Qualitative analyses revealed 13 themes that were organized into two categories:…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Qualitative Research, Metacognition
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Rispoli, Kristin M.; Sheridan, Susan M. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Associated with complex developmental, personal, and environmental risk factors, adolescent parents have been found to display higher rates of unfavorable parenting practices than adult parents, placing their children at high risk for social, emotional and behavioral concerns. Nevertheless, interventions targeting this group often focus solely on…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Parents, Intervention, Child Rearing
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Graham, Rebecca A.; Osofsky, Joy D.; Osofsky, Howard J.; Hansel, Tonya C. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Children exposed to disasters are at an increased likelihood for multiple trauma exposure. The objective of our study is to understand the efficacy of post disaster school based services for reducing trauma symptoms of youth exposed to multiple traumatic events. Students (N = 112) age 8-17 that were survivors of Hurricane Katrina received…
Descriptors: Weather, Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Elementary School Students
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Mellin, Elizabeth A.; Ball, Annahita; Iachini, Aidyn; Togno, Nicole; Rodriguez, Ana Maria – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Teachers are critical partners in expanded school mental health (ESMH) collaborations that aim to bring educators, community mental health professionals and families together to leverage expertise and resources for addressing non-academic barriers to learning. Although teachers are in a unique position to observe the day-to-day mental health needs…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mental Health Programs
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Schwartz, Tammy; Dinnen, Hannah; Smith-Millman, Marissa K.; Dixon, Maressa; Flaspohler, Paul D. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Supporting students' mental health needs is critical in high-poverty urban school districts where many students are at risk for mental health problems. Although teacher-student relationships are at the core of student mental health promotion in the classroom, many teacher preparation programmes do not adequately prepare pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Preservice Teachers, Mental Health, Teacher Student Relationship
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Crooks, Claire V.; Jaffe, Peter G.; Rodriguez, Arely – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Teachers play an important role in promoting a positive school climate, which in turns supports academic achievement and positive mental health among students. This study evaluated the impact of a pre-service teacher education course addressing a range of contributors to school climate. Participants included a cohort of 212 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Educational Environment, School Culture, Self Efficacy
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Fortier, Alexandra; Lalonde, Gail; Venesoen, Philippe; Legwegoh, Alexander F.; Short, Kathryn H. – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Schools are an excellent setting through which to promote mental health and well-being, and teachers are well positioned to provide related instruction and support in the classroom. However, teachers often report that they lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver social emotional learning instruction and to support students who…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Case Studies, School Districts
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Phillippo, Kate; Blosser, Allison – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
By virtue of their day-to-day contact with students, teachers are uniquely positioned to notice and respond to student psychosocial issues, both mental health problems and issues like peer harassment that can contribute to mental health problems. Yet, teachers' opportunities to learn about providing psychosocial support remain scattered. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Adolescents, Social Influences, Psychological Patterns
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Dassanayake, Wijaya; Springett, Jane; Shewring, Tania – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
In this paper, we examine the impact of adopting a comprehensive school health (CSH) approach on reducing anxiety and depression of school-age children. We use the data from 245 schools that received government funding support to adopt a CSH approach in order to build health promoting school environments in Alberta. Using a linear multi-level…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Health Promotion, Foreign Countries
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Smith-Millman, Marissa K.; Flaspohler, Paul D.; Maras, Melissa A.; Splett, Joni Williams; Warmbold, Kristy; Dinnen, Hannah; Luebbe, Aaron – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Some universal behavioural screening processes require classroom teachers to complete a risk assessment measure on each student in their class, leading to a possible, but unexplored, problem: risk assessment scores may be influenced by the teacher completing the measure. The current study investigated whether teacher-reported risk assessment…
Descriptors: Risk Assessment, Differences, Scores, Elementary School Teachers
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Strait, Gerald G.; Lee, Eric Ryan; McQuillin, Sam; Terry, John; Cebada, Michelle; Strait, Julia Englund – Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 2017
Paraprofessionals and school volunteers increase the number of youth who receive academic and mental health interventions by providing services that were traditionally reserved for professional staff. However, the promise of these low-cost, high-volume non-professional services is tempered by the lack of experimental evidence documenting their…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional School Personnel, Volunteers, Counseling Techniques, Interviews
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