Policies and Practices to Support School Mental Health

  • Katie EklundEmail author
  • Lauren Meyer
  • Joni Splett
  • Mark Weist


This chapter will provide an overview of the school mental health field which has grown significantly since its beginning days in child guidance clinics and primary focus on expanded models inclusive only of community providers. The opportunity to provide mental and behavioral health services within the school setting has been an ongoing goal for many mental health professionals (e.g., social workers, psychologists, counselors) who desire to improve access to care by providing evidence-based interventions to a greater number of children and families. Service delivery models that emphasize teaming and collaboration across school, community, and family stakeholders within the system of a multitiered public health continuum of promotion, prevention, early intervention, and treatment are increasingly showing positive outcomes for children in need.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katie Eklund
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lauren Meyer
    • 2
  • Joni Splett
    • 3
  • Mark Weist
    • 3
  1. 1.School Psychology ProgramUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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