Lessons from School Psychology presents practical advice and evidence-based strategies for school-based professionals and parents to utilize when dealing with challenging and worrisome behavior in children and adolescents. Structured around a series of timely topics facing schools today, chapters cover everything from bullying and racial incidents to substance abuse and suicide prevention. This unique resource integrates proven models and strategies from school psychology practice in an accessible format that highlights key takeaways and valuable lessons for teachers, counselors, social workers, administration, or anyone looking to help a young person in their life.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors Foreword Acknowledgments Part I: Fostering Positive Mental Health and Social-Emotional Development 1 What Children Need to Understand About Emotions and How to Manage Them 2 Understanding Worry and Anxiety: Tools for Teachers and Parents 3 Fostering Social Development in Children: Strategies for Parents and Teachers 4 Talking with Children About Race 5 Understanding the Needs of LGBTQ Youth 6 When Bad Things Happen: How to Talk to Children and Adolescents About Crisis Events Part II: Supporting Academic Progress and Positive Behavior 7 Addressing Reading Problems: It’s Complicated 8 Teaching Children to Self-Regulate 9 The Concept of Independence in Autism Treatment: Are We Speaking the Same Language? 10 Understanding Learning Disabilities: Implications for Teachers and Parents 11 Efforts to Prevent Bullying and Cyberbullying by Understanding Student Motivations 12 Understanding, Exploring, and Responding to Challenging Behavior in Elementary School Students 13 Tackling Challenging Behavior with Adolescents in School Settings Part III: Proactive, Systemic Strategies in Schools 14 How Schools Organize Their Mental Health Services 15 School-Wide Suicide Prevention 16 Schools, Substance Abuse, and Psychology: Addressing Adolescent Substance Abuse in the School Setting 17 Level-Headed Responses to Students Who Make Threats 18 Home–School Collaboration Index
Gayle Macklem, MA, LEP, NCSP, practiced as a school psychologist for 30 years and is currently an adjunct professor at William James College. She is the author of four textbooks.
Arlene Silva, PhD, LEP, NCSP, is chair, director, and associate professor in the School Psychology Department at William James College. Her professional interests include consultation, supervision, and culturally responsive practice.