Keeping Students Safe and Helping Them Thrive: A Collaborative Handbook on School Safety, Mental Health, and Wellness, 1st Edition

  • David Osher
  • Matthew J. Mayer
  • Robert J. Jagers
  • Kimberly Kendziora
  • Lacy Woods
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854149
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854149
  • DDC: 362.19892
  • 1016 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Safe schools and student well-being take a village of adults and students with varied interests, perspectives, and abilities collaborating to create caring, supportive, and academically productive schools. Schools are unofficial mental health care providers for at-risk children and youth whose un- and under addressed needs can compromise teaching and learning. This handbook provides up-to-date information on how to promote safety, wellness, and mental health in a manner that can help draw the needed village together. It aligns research and practice to support effective collaboration-it provides information and tools for educators, administrators, policy makers, mental health and community organizations, families, parents, and students to join forces to promote and support school safety, student well-being, and student mental health. For students, scholars, faculty, and researchers in education, counseling, and psychology, and administrators and community representatives.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: School Safety, Mental Health, and Thriving.
Foundational Issues.
1: Intersection of School Safety, Mental Health and Wellness, and Family and Community Issues.
2: The Relational, Ecological, and Phenomenological Foundations of School Safety, Mental Health, Wellness, and Learning*.
3: Mental Health Services for Youth: History, Key Data, and Major Challenges.
4: Multitiered Approaches to School-Based Mental Health, Wellness, and Trauma Response.
Valuing and Addressing Diversity.
5: Race, Ethnicity, and Socio-Emotional Health.
6: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.
7: Understanding and Practicing Cultural Competence in Helping Youth Thrive.
Building Capacity.
8: Developing Social and Emotional Skills and Attitudes and Ecological Assets.
9: Creating the Working Conditions to Enhance Teacher Social and Emotional Well-Being.
10: School Safety, Wellness, and Learning: Conditions for Learning, Barriers to Learning, and School Improvement.
11: Conditions for Learning and Academic Performance.
Families and Communities as Assets.
12: Families as Assets.
13: Community Assets and Challenges.
14: Family Matters: Exploring the Role of Family Socialization and Parenting Practices in Promoting the Social and Emotional Learning of Children and Youth*.
15: Creating Authentic Partnerships with Families.
16: Family-Driven Care and Practice: One Size Does Not Fit All.
17: Interdisciplinary and Cross-Stakeholder Collaboration for Better Outcomes.
18: Collaborating to Provide and Align Services for Children and Youth with Intensive Mental Health Needs.
19: Making Collaboration Work among Students, Families, and Other Key Stakeholders.
20: School-Family-Community Partnerships: School Safety, Mental Health, and Family Resilience.
About the Editors and Contributors.