Section I. Status of the Research on Cultural Considerations in School-Based Mental Health Interventions with Children and Adolescents .- 1. Introduction: Making the Case for Culturally Responsive School Mental Health; Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Zewelanji N. Serpell, Mark D. Weist .- 2. Building a "Culture of Trust": The Cultural and Practical Challenges of School-Based Behavioral Health Care in Overseas Military Base Schools; Alan R. Scheuermann, Tracey Jernigan .- 3. Culturally Responsive School Mental Health in Rural Communities; Julie Sarno Owens, Yuko Watabe, Kurt D. Michael .- 4. From Guidance to School Counseling: New Models in School Mental Health; Laura Miller, Lemma Taha, Elizabeth Jensen .- Section II. Innovative Approaches in Work with Diverse Children and Adolescents in Schools .- 5. Culturally Competent Engagement of African American Youth and Families in School Mental Health Services; Kendra P. DeLoach, Melissa R. Dvorsky, Rhonda L. White-Johnson .- 6. Black Parents Strengths and Strategies (BPSS) Program: A Cultural Adaptation of the Strong-Willed Child Program; Stephanie I. Coard, Melvin H. Herring, Monica H. Watkins, Shani A. Foy-Watson, Shuntay Z. McCoy .- 7. Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Schools; Nancy Bearss .- 8. Advancing School-Based Mental Health for Asian American Pacific Islander Youth; Matthew R. Mock .- 9. Raising Consciousness: Promoting Healthy Coping among African American Boys at School; Keisha Bentley, Duane E. Thomas, Howard C. Stevenson .- 10. Working with Forced Migrant Children and their Families: Mental Health, Developmental, Legal, and Linguistic Considerations in the Context of School-Based Mental Health Services; Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith .- 11. Mental Health and Rural Schools: An Integrated Approach with Primary Care; Jody Lieske, Susan Swearer, Brandi Berry .- 12. The Racial/Ethnic Identity Development of Tomorrow's Adolescent; Kip Thompson, Keshia Harris, Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers .- 13. Culturally Responsive Strategies to Address Youth Gangs in Schools; Nicole Evangelista Brandt, Emily Sidway, Melissa R. Dvorsky, Mark D. Weist .- Section III. Specific Problems and Interventions .- 14. Training Transformed School Counselors; Marte Ostvik-deWilde, Denise Park, Courtland C. Lee .- 15. Culturally Integrated Substance Abuse and Sex Education Prevention Programming for Middle School Students; Desi Hacker, Faye Z. Belgrave, Jamie Grisham, Jasmine Abrams, Darlene G. Colson .- 16. Promoting Culturally Competent Assessment in Schools; Toni Harris, Scott Graves, Zewelanji N. Serpell, Brittney Pearson .- 17. Work/Family Balance: Challenges and Advances for Families; Patricia M. Raskin .- 18. Adjusting Intervention Acuity in School Mental Health: Perceiving Trauma through the Lens of Cultural Competence; Leslie K. Taylor, Heather L. Lasky, Mark D. Weist .- 19. Next Steps: Advancing Culturally Competent School-Based Mental Health; Zewelanji N. Serpell, Mark D.Weist, Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers .
Schools across the United States - as well as much of the world - are experiencing widespread change. Students are more diverse ethnically, academically, and emotionally. More attention is being paid to abuse and neglect, violence and bullying, and the growing inequities that contribute to student dropout. Within this changing landscape, cultural competence is imperative for school-based professionals, both ethically and as mandated by educational reform.
The Handbook of Culturally Responsive School Mental Health explores the academic and behavioral challenges of an increasingly diverse school environment, offering workable, cost-effective solutions in an accessible, well-organized format. This timely volume updates the research on cultural competence in school-based interventions, describes innovative approaches to counseling and classroom life, and demonstrates how this knowledge is used in successful programs with children, adolescents, and their families. Populations covered range widely, from African American and Asian American/Pacific Islander families to forced migrants and children who live on military bases.
By addressing issues of training and policy as well as research and practice, contributors present a variety of topics that are salient, engaging, and applicable to contemporary experience, including:
- Adolescent ethnic/racial identity development.
- Culturally responsive school mental health in rural communities.
- Working with LGBT youth in school settings.
- Cultural competence in work with youth gangs.
- Culturally integrated substance abuse prevention and sex education programs.
- Promoting culturally competent school-based assessment.
- School-based behavioral health care in overseas military bases.
- Developmental, legal, and linguistic considerations in work with for
Provides an integrative, ecological approach to cultural competence and school mental health
Combines scientific, evidence-based knowledge with a practical approach to implementation
Offers innovative approaches with regard to particular groups and around specific problems in diverse contexts within schools
Explores directions for research, intervention, and policy