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School-based mental health professionals intervene daily to address a variety of student mental health concerns. From challenges that arise in the educational context to those carried over from home, from managing daily care to handling emergent traumatic events, they must be prepared for an extremely varied work life. While some of the most common issues recur with such frequency that they may seem straightforward to address, others crop up with changing student populations.
Each chapter in this volume addresses a different key topic, giving current and future professionals an overview of the most recent scholarship on the topic, and then outlining evidence-based interventions. With chapters on learning disabilities, substance abuse, bullying, internalizing and externalizing behaviors, trauma, LGBT youth and more, this book prepares school-based mental health professionals to face some of the most difficult, common, and politicized issues affecting students today.
"Over the past several decades, a revolution has occurred as policymakers at every level have required that approaches to mental disorders and other psychological issues must be evidence-based. We have succeeded in developing new interventions and approaches that meet these criteria, but have also discovered that we are only halfway there. Now, two very prominent young clinicians and clinical scientists, using a creative social-ecological model, illustrate how we can successfully implement these approaches in one extraordinarily important venue: our school system. Every mental health clinician and teacher confronting these problems in the classroom will want to be familiar with the contents of this book."
--David H. Barlow, Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University, USA
"In Critical Issues in School-Based Mental Health, Holt and Grills have assembled a cast of leading authors to discuss a wide array of mental health concerns affecting students. Chapters are comprehensive and clearly-written, and expertly detail the available knowledge about the nature of the problem area and associated interventions. This text is a must-have for any provider who works with children, and has broad relevance for school-based practitioners across multiple disciplines."
--Eric A. Storch, Ph.D., All Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair & Professor, University of South Florida, USA
Chapter 1: Introduction: Addressing Youth Mental Health in Schools by Melissa K. Holt and Amie E. Grills
Chapter 2: Externalizing Behaviors by Nicole P. Powell, John E. Lochman, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, and Meghann K. Sallee
Chapter 3: Internalizing Behaviors by Janay B. Sander, Kimberly DeBoth, and Thomas H. Ollendick
Chapter 4: Learning Disabilities: Academic and Mental Health Needs by Elizabeth Swanson and Sharon Vaughn
Chapter 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder by Zachary Rossetti
Chapter 6: Substance Use by Heidemarie Blumenthal, Lindsay S. Ham, Renee M. Cloutier, and Alexander J. Melkonian
Chapter 7: Adolescent Eating Disorders and Obesity by Stuart B. Murray, Andrea B. Goldschmidt, and Daniel Le Grange
Chapter 8: Childhood Physical Health Issues in the School Context by Paul C. McCabe and Katelyn Rose
Chapter 9: Adolescent Sexuality: Current Directions in Research, Health, and Risk-Reduction by Melanie J. Zimmer-Gembeck, Lucia F. O'Sullivan, Shawna Mastro, and Gillian Hewitt-Stubbs
Chapter 10: Mental Health Concerns among LGBTQ Youth in Schools by V. Paul Poteat, Ian Rivers, and Jillian R. Scheer
Chapter 11: Family Adjustment Issues by Cheryl Buehler and Kamilah B. Legette
Chapter 12: School-based Bullying: Definition, Prevalence, Etiology, Outcomes, & Preventive Strategies by Dorothy L. Espelage and Cassandra L. Colbert
Chapter 13: Interpersonal Violence (Dating and Sexual Violence) by Andra Teten Tharp
Chapter 14: Effects of Childhood Traumatic Event Experiences by Joseph R. Cohen and Carla Kmett Danielson
Chapter 15: Family Engagement in School-Based Mental Health by Eleanor Castine, Sean Flanagan, and Kimberly A. S. Howard
Chapter 16: Universal Prevention to Support Children’s Mental Health in Schools by Keith C. Herman, Wendy M. Reinke, Aaron M. Thompson, and Reuben Faloughi