Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background, Policy, and Advocacy

    1. Mark D. Weist, Steven W. Evans, Nancy A. Lever
      Pages 1-7
    2. Howard S. Adelman, Linda Taylor
      Pages 23-43
    3. Kathy Hoganbruen, Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, David Nelson, Michael M. Faenza
      Pages 45-59
    4. Eric J. Bruns, Christine Walrath, Marcia Glass-Siegel, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 61-72
    5. Steven W. Evans, Marcia Glass-Siegel, Alicia Frank, Ron Van Treuren, Nancy A. Lever, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 73-86
  3. Enhancing Collaborative Approaches

    1. Trina Menden Anglin
      Pages 89-106
    2. Nancy Rappaport, David Osher, Ellen Greenberg Garrison, Corinne Anderson-Ketchmark, Kevin Dwyer
      Pages 107-118
    3. Martin J. Blank, Jane Quinn, Hayin Kim
      Pages 119-133
    4. Jennifer Axelrod Lowie, Nancy A. Lever, Melissa G. Ambrose, Susan B. Tager, Susan Hill
      Pages 135-148
    5. Nancy A. Lever, Steve Adelsheim, Christine A. Prodente, Kristin V. Christodulu, Melissa G. Ambrose, John Schlitt et al.
      Pages 149-162
  4. School Mental Health in Context

    1. Marc S. Atkins, Stacy L. Frazier, Jaleel Abdul Adil, Elizabeth Talbott
      Pages 165-178
    2. Bradley D. Stein, Sheryl Kataoka, Lisa Jaycox, Erika M. Steiger, Marleen Wong, Arlene Fink et al.
      Pages 179-190
    3. Michael E. Faran, Mark D. Weist, Albert Y. Saito, Linda Yoshikami, Jeffrey W. Weiser, Bjarne Kaer
      Pages 191-202
    4. Joseph E. Nyre, Eric M. Vernberg, Michael C. Roberts
      Pages 203-222
    5. Cindy M. Schaeffer, Mark D. Weist, Jane W. Mcgrath
      Pages 223-235
  5. Moving toward Best Practice

    1. Philip J. Leaf, David Schultz, Laurel J. Riser, David B. Pruitt
      Pages 239-256
    2. Thomas J. Power, Patricia H. Manz, Stephen S. Leff
      Pages 257-273
    3. Laura A. Nabors, Heather D. Lehmkuhl, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 275-284
    4. Michael H. Epstein, Mark K. Harniss, Vestena Robbins, Linda Wheeler, Shelly Cyrulik, Michaela Kriz et al.
      Pages 285-299
    5. Patricia A. Graczyk, Celene E. Domitrovich, Joseph E. Zins
      Pages 301-318
  6. Cross-Cutting Issues

    1. Steven W. Evans, Joshua Langberg, Jeff Williams†
      Pages 335-348
    2. Christine A. Prodente, Mark A. Sander, Chandra Grabill, Marcia Rubin, Nadine Schwab
      Pages 363-374
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-386

About this book


With the growing challenges that children confront daily, schools must be prepared at any given moment to intervene on their behalf. And school professionals must be well trained to attend not only to the most routine mental health needs of its students but also to respond quickly and effectively to significant traumatic events. All this in addition to addressing demands to narrow the achievement gap, increase the rate of school success, and lower the dropout rate.

Along with an introductory chapter that focuses on advancing school-based mental health practice and research, the Handbook of School Mental Health addresses a broad range of issues, including how to:

  • Build and enhance collaborative approaches among the various individual, group, system, and agency stakeholders.
  • Ensure best practices are used in all systems of care; provide effective training for all professionals; introduce strength-based approaches to assessment in schools; and facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices.
  • Prevent and effectively manage crises and violence in schools while addressing the unique ethical, cultural, and legal challenges of school mental health.

This volume is an essential resource for the diverse coalition of school mental health staff and advocates including educators, social workers, school psychologists, school counselors and other professionals who work with and are concerned with the well-being of children.


children and adolescents evidence-based practice mental health promotion quality schools assessment evaluation health promotion prevention Training violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark D. Weist
    • 1
  • Steven W. Evans
    • 2
  • Nancy A. Lever
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimore
  2. 2.James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73310-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73313-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0471
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