Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline : A Public Health Approach for School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers book cover
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Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline
A Public Health Approach for School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers

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ISBN 9781032256511
March 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
196 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline is the first book written to provide school psychologists and other K-12 mental health professionals with knowledge and strategies intended to help them disrupt the criminalization of historically oppressed learners in today’s classrooms. A phenomenon of the United States’ intersecting education and criminal justice systems, the school-to-prison pipeline is the process by which school staff punish already marginalized or at-risk students—primarily Black youth—in ways that enable a lifetime of targeting by police, court, and carceral operations. Exploring the unmet needs of students with mental, emotional, and behavioral health disorders, the effects of implicit and explicit bias, adverse school and court policies, and other biopsychosocial factors, this powerful book offers a preventative, public-health approach to providing clinical care to vulnerable students without compromising school safety. School psychologists, counselors, and social workers will come away with urgent and actionable insights into advocacy, collaboration, preventive interventions, alternative discipline measures in schools, and more.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The School-to-Prison Pipeline 1. Funneling Children into the Prison Industrial Complex 2. The Prison Industrial Complex Section 2: How Adverse Practices "Fuel" the Pipeline? 3. Adverse School-level Practices 4. Unmet Needs of Youth with Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health Disorders 5. Explicit and Implicit Bias –Threats to the Fabric of Ethical Practice Section 3: Transformative Practices 6. The Biopsychosocial Approach to Behavioral Healthcare 7. The Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Assessment for Children and Adolescents Section 4:  Prevention: A Moral and Ethical Imperative 8. The Promise of Prevention 9. The Public School – The Front Line of Prevention 10. What Should School-Based Mental Health Professionals Know? Section 5: Mapping an Agenda for the Future for All Youth 11. Mapping an Agenda for the Future of All Youth by Applying Psychology to Fundamental Problems

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Charles Bartholomew is a Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Georgia, USA.