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Thompson, Aaron M.; Frey, Andy J.; Kelly, Mike S. – School Mental Health, 2019
The present study uses a national sample (N = 3769) and a latent profile framework to examine profiles of school social workers who engage in various levels of ecologically oriented practices at school and in the home and community. Three profiles emerged from the data that consisted of school social workers who reported engaging in low, medium…
Descriptors: Social Work, Profiles, Certification, Counselor Training
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Mixon, Clifton S.; Owens, Julie Sarno; Hustus, Chelsea; Serrano, Verenea J.; Holdaway, Alex S. – School Mental Health, 2019
The use of technology for delivering professional development (PD) shows promise for reducing common barriers (e.g., feasibility, access) to dissemination of teacher-implemented classroom interventions. However, prior programs have been unable to produce satisfactory uptake and outcomes when used in isolation. Thus, the aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Barriers, Intervention, Classroom Environment
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Lyon, Aaron R.; Bruns, Eric J. – School Mental Health, 2019
There is substantial research evidence for the effectiveness of school mental health strategies across problem areas, developmental levels, and the prevention-intervention spectrum. At the same time, it is clear that the education and mental health fields continue to struggle to apply this evidence at any level of scale. This commentary reflects…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, School Health Services
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Thomeer, Marcus L.; McDonald, Christin A.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; Lopata, Christopher – School Mental Health, 2019
Schools are being confronted with an increasing population of high-functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD). These students pose particular challenges to school-based practitioners and teachers given their social-communication deficits, restricted and repetitive behaviors/interests, and relative cognitive and language strengths.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Models, Evidence Based Practice
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Nickerson, Amanda B. – School Mental Health, 2019
Bullying is a pervasive problem that impacts children and youth in schools involved as perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. This paper synthesizes findings from the empirical literature, including meta-analyses, to examine the evidence for bullying prevention and intervention approaches with attention to developmental levels (preschool,…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Intervention, Preschool Children
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Koçtürk, Nilüfer; Ulas, Özlem; Bilginer, Çilem – School Mental Health, 2019
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is not only a serious danger for children and families, but it is also a problem that concerns society economically and spiritually. The aim of this study is to examine career choices and educational problems of individuals who have experienced CSA. Participants of this study consist of 73 CSA victims. The data have been…
Descriptors: Career Development, Sexual Abuse, Children, Child Abuse
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Jones, Anna M.; West, Kara B.; Suveg, Cynthia – School Mental Health, 2019
Anxiety is a common emotional problem across development. Given that children spend approximately 50% of their waking-hours in school, it is important to consider how anxiety manifests within this setting and the unique difficulties that anxious children may experience while at school. The current paper reviews the impact of anxiety in children at…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Models, Evidence Based Practice, Students
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Singer, Jonathan B.; Erbacher, Terri A.; Rosen, Perri – School Mental Health, 2019
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-25 years, and approximately one in six adolescents reported serious suicidal ideation in the past year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] in Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). http://webappa.cdc.gov/cgi-bin/broker.exe, 2017). Schools are…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Educational Environment, Best Practices
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Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Koriakin, Taylor A.; Roundfield, Katrina D.; Overstreet, Stacy – School Mental Health, 2019
Supporting evidence and intervention resources for addressing childhood trauma are growing, with schools indicated as a potentially critical system for service delivery. Multiple points for prevention and intervention efforts in schools are possible, but in this manuscript, we review evidence on trauma-specific interventions targeted to students…
Descriptors: Trauma, Evidence Based Practice, Children, Intervention
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Waschbusch, Daniel A.; Breaux, Rosanna P.; Babinski, Dara E. – School Mental Health, 2019
Aggressive and defiant behaviors in students are costly to schools, teachers, and students. In this paper, we summarize findings from meta-analyses, systematic reviews, and meta-reviews that examined school-based interventions for aggressive and defiant behaviors in students. Results of the review suggest that school-based interventions produce…
Descriptors: Intervention, Aggression, Resistance (Psychology), Youth
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Auerbach, Emily R.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Briesch, Amy M. – School Mental Health, 2019
A recent study evaluated the level of guidance provided by states on their Department of Education web sites regarding school-based social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening. The purpose of this follow-up study was to interview a small sample of state-level stakeholders to supplement the findings from the web site evaluation study.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, State Departments of Education, Screening Tests, Social Development
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Allen, Amanda N.; Kilgus, Stephen P.; Eklund, Katie – School Mental Health, 2019
Early intervention and prevention services for students at risk of emotional and behavioral problems are increasingly plentiful in the schools. However, recent reviews have revealed gaps in the literature regarding supports for students with internalizing problems. This gap has set precedent for the development of novel Tier 2 interventions that…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Resilience (Psychology), At Risk Students, Emotional Problems
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Garcia, Allen G.; Lambert, Matthew C.; Epstein, Michael H.; Cullinan, Douglas – School Mental Health, 2019
The present study examined the measurement properties of the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS), a universal screening instrument which identifies students presenting with emotional and behavioral problems. The primary research questions sought to examine the degree to which the EBS item responses fit the Rasch model through evaluating fit of…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Identification, Behavior Rating Scales, Emotional Disturbances
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Jiang, Yuanyuan; Capriotti, Matthew; Beaulieu, Allyson; Rooney, Mary; McBurnett, Keith; Pfiffner, Linda J. – School Mental Health, 2019
Classroom observations have long been considered a necessary component of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) evaluations. Yet, research evaluating the utility of observational ratings in ADHD assessment is limited. This study examined the contributions of the Behavioral Observation of Students in Schools (BOSS) to ADHD assessment by…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Roberson, Anthony J.; Renshaw, Tyler L. – School Mental Health, 2019
Given that youth mental health is associated with success in school and life more broadly, it is important that school-based psychological service providers embrace best-practice prevention and intervention strategies that target mental health when working with student populations. One line of study in this area has begun exploring the…
Descriptors: Student Welfare, Test Construction, Test Validity, Screening Tests
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