Preventive Mental Health at School

Evidence-Based Services for Students

  • Gayle L. Macklem

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Some engage in high-risk behaviors. Others need help with emotional skills. Many are affected by mental disorders. While every school has its share of students needing comprehensive mental health services, personnel struggle to address these needs effectively in an era of scarce resources and dwindling budgets.

Preventive Mental Health at School gives school-based practitioners and researchers an accessible, nuanced guide to implementing and improving real-world proactive programs and replacing outmoded service models. Based firmly in systems thinking and an ecological-public health approach, the book outlines the skills needed for choosing evidence-based interventions that are appropriate for all students, and for coordinating prevention efforts among staff, educators, and administration. As schools become more and more diverse, school-based practitioners must become knowledgeable in regard to the critical racial and cultural differences that affect students, their families, and enrich our schools. Research currently available to help meet the needs of various groups of children and their families is included as each topic is addressed. In addition, the author provides a theoretical groundwork and walks readers through the details of assessing resources and needs, applying knowledge to practice, and evaluating progress. Instructive case examples show these processes in action, and further chapters address questions of adapting programs already in place for greater developmental or cultural appropriateness.

Included in the coverage:

  • Student engagement, motivation, and active learning.
  • Engaging families through school and family partnerships.
  • Evidence-based prevention of internalizing disorders.
  • Social emotional learning.
  • Adapting programs for various racial and ethnic populations.
  • Adapting programs for young children.

Preventive Mental Health at School offers solid guidance and transformative tools to researchers, graduate students, and professionals/practitioners/clinicians in varied fields including clinical child and school psychology, social work, public health and policy, educational policy and politics, and pediatrics.


Active learning and engagement Adaptation in preventive mental health Adapting prevention programs for racial and ethnic populations Evidence-based mental health interventions Evidence-based mental health programs Evidence-based prevention of externalizing disorders Evidence-based prevention of internalizing disorders Family/school collaboration High risk behaviors and mental health Implementation fidelity Mental health prevention programs for young children Preventive services in schools Screening, monitoring, and evaluation tools Social-emotional learning at school Student engagement and motivation

Authors and affiliations

  • Gayle L. Macklem
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  1. 1.Mass. School of Professional PsychologyNewtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8608-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8609-1
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