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Mental Health Screening at School

Instrumentation, Implementation, and Critical Issues

  • Meghan C. Stiffler
  • Bridget V. Dever
Book

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment book series (CIPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 1-4
  3. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 27-38
  4. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 39-75
  5. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 91-105
  6. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 107-120
  7. Meghan C. Stiffler, Bridget V. Dever
    Pages 121-134
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 135-136

About this book

Introduction

This volume examines the use of prediagnostic mental health screening as part of preventive services in primary and secondary schools. It presents the theory underlying mental health screening for children and the obstacles against its widespread implementation. Empirical findings illustrate the potential of schools as the platform for mental and general health services. The authors contribute their own experiences to provide real-world perspectives and establish future directions for research and practice on mental health screening in schools.

Featured topics include:

  • Rationales for comprehensive mental health screening in schools.
  • Evaluations of widely used assessment instruments for suitability with children and youth.
  • An analysis of mental health screening in a Response to Intervention framework.
  • The multiple-gate approach to screening and service delivery.
  • Benefits and challenges of screening in educational settings.
  • Current and emerging issues in the field.

Mental Health Screening at School is a valuable resource for clinicians and scientist-practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in school psychology, social work, special education, and school counseling, as well as school principals and administrators.

Keywords

BASC-2 and child mental health screening Behavior Assessment System for Children Child mental health screening and the legal system Clinical assessment of child metal health issues Consequential validity and child mental health assessment Cost/benefit ratios in child mental health screening Different outcome criteria in child mental health screening Early identification of child mental health problems History of child mental health assessment and diagnosis Mental health screening during childhood Number of gates in child mental health screening Principles and theories of mulitdisorder screening instruments Psychometrics and child mental health assessment Public perceptions of child mental health screening RTI and child mental health screening RTI framework and child mental health assessment Role of government in mental health practices and laws Types of informants in child mental health screening Universal screening programs and child mental health

Authors and affiliations

  • Meghan C. Stiffler
    • 1
  • Bridget V. Dever
    • 2
  1. 1.6019 Majestic Pines Drive, KingwoodUSA
  2. 2.Lehigh University111 Research Drive, BethlehemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19171-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19170-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19171-3
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