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Author Feigenberg, Luba Falk ♦ Watts, Caroline L. ♦ Buckner, John C.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology
Subject Keyword Capacity ♦ School mental health ♦ Ecological assessment ♦ Consultation ♦ Developmental Psychology ♦ Clinical Psychology ♦ Psychology ♦ Child and School Psychology
Abstract This paper describes the development of the School Mental Health Capacity Instrument, a new measure designed to capture the extent to which a school is proactive in its approach to addressing mental health. The instrument assesses the policies, systems, and activities a school has in place related to intervention, early recognition and referral, and prevention and promotion. We share preliminary psychometric information about the instrument, including its excellent internal consistency, good test–retest stability, and evidence of criterion-related validity. The instrument has broad applicability for use by researchers and evaluators. In addition, consultants could use the instrument’s findings as a guide to helping schools become increasingly proactive in the way they address student mental health.
ISSN 18662625
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-06-15
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 18662633
Journal School Mental Health
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
Page Count 13
Starting Page 142
Ending Page 154


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