School-Based Mental Health Services: Creating Comprehensive and Culturally Specific Programs / Edition 1

School-Based Mental Health Services: Creating Comprehensive and Culturally Specific Programs / Edition 1

by Bonnie K. Nastasi, Kristen M. Varjas, Rachel B. Moore
     
 

School-Based Mental Health Services fills an important gap by challenging school psychologists to think broadly about how to best use their training and skills to empower individuals, schools, and communities. The authors urge readers to choose not only "efficacious" programs but also programs that are effective through sensitive adaptation and modification on the

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School-Based Mental Health Services fills an important gap by challenging school psychologists to think broadly about how to best use their training and skills to empower individuals, schools, and communities. The authors urge readers to choose not only "efficacious" programs but also programs that are effective through sensitive adaptation and modification on the basis of ethnicity, race, and culture of local schools and communities. This volume presents the Participatory Cultural-Specific Intervention Model (PCSIM)-an innovative model grounded in theories and techniques of applied cultural anthropology and school psychology. This intriguing model establishes a continuous feedback-driven, self-perpetuating process that balances research with application. It includes an inventive array of participant observations, expert consultation, research, and continuous program refinement that extends the traditional model of intervention into program development. Practitioners will be attracted to this innovative and far-reaching approach and will quickly see how to become system change agents within their schools. School-Based Mental Health Services is the latest volume in the Applying Psychology to the Schools series sponsored by the American Psychological Association's Division 16. This series is designed to provide detailed intervention recommendations based on theoretical developments and empirical findings to provide a framework for conceptualizing problems and selecting assessment and intervention approaches.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470182
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Applying Psychology to the Schools Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Exhibits
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents3
Ch. 2Foundations of the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model33
Ch. 3Components of the Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model: An Illustration53
Ch. 4Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention: Formative (Research) Phases79
Ch. 5Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention: Program (Intervention) Phases109
Ch. 6The Participatory Culture-Specific Intervention Model: Challenges and Future Directions181
References191
Author Index213
Subject Index219
About the Authors231

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