This book seeks to offer a user-friendly, practical guide on school-based mental health counseling approaches for K-12 school counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals. Highlighting best practices, this book will explain how these educators can provide counseling in the secondary and tertiary prevention levels of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RTI) frameworks. Informative and research-based, this book is tailored for busy professionals.

Integrated School Mental Health Programming

Integrated School Mental Health Programming

Integrated school mental health programming


There has been a rise in mental health problems in children and adolescents in recent years. The proportion of pediatric patients seen in primary care who present with psychosocial problems has nearly tripled over the past 20 years (Kelleher et al., 2000). Results from a recent national study found that over one in five children (or 22.2%) have a mental disorder severe enough to disrupt their daily living (Merikangas et al., 2010). When left untreated, mental health problems in children and adolescents may lead to increases in suicide, school failure, juvenile and criminal justice involvement, and health care utilization (National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2011). Improvements in children's and adolescents’ mental health will require a collaborative ...

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