School Psychology Department
PREVENTIVE MENTAL HEALTH IN THE SCHOOLS
Schools offer a unique and invaluable opportunity for delivery of mental health services. While the majority of mental health services for children are currently provided in school settings, they are often delivered in an inefficient and ineffective manner to select subsets of the school population (i.e., students with disabilities and those severe behavioral and emotional disorders). This course focuses on prevention and early intervention strategies, delivered within a continuum of services model that addresses the needs of all students. Evidence based practice, positive behavioral interventions and supports, and school-community partnerships are major topics of study. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.