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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; DePaolis, Kathryn J.; Cooley, John L.; Hawley, Patricia H.; Isen, Debbie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Although most states across the United States have enacted anti-bullying legislation, state laws vary greatly in detail and direction, leaving many school districts wondering how to best address the problem of bullying and comply with their state's legislative requirements. In response, a comprehensive, statewide training initiative was conducted…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
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Doll, Beth; Nastasi, Bonnie K.; Cornell, Laura; Song, Samuel Y. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
School-based mental health services are those delivered by school-employed and community-employed providers in school buildings. With the implementation of provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) that funds school-based health centers, school-based mental health services could become more broadly available in…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Services, School Health Services, Definitions
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Hughes, Tammy L.; Fenning, Pamela A.; Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Reddy, Linda A. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Positive academic performance is a strong indicator of subsequent positive life course outcomes (e.g., employment) as well as underrepresentation in psychiatric populations, drug use, school dropout, and subsequent legal trouble (A. Farn & J. Adams, 2016). As such, helping all children to be successful in school is a top priority for parents,…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Change, Violence, Educational Experience
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Hess, Robyn S.; Pearrow, Melissa; Hazel, Cynthia E.; Sander, Janay B.; Wille, Alice M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Recent health care reform provides many new opportunities to expand mental health and behavioral support to students in schools and school-community partnerships. Through newly available funding sources, as well as expanded legislative initiatives, school psychologists can advocate for and become leaders in delivering universal programming, tiered…
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Health Services, Health Behavior, School Community Relationship
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Forman, Susan G.; Ward, Caryn S.; Fixsen, Dean L. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
The preceding articles provide important examples and guidance for the provision of high-quality behavioral health services for children and adolescents in schools. In this article, we discuss (a) the conceptual framework that underlies the need to develop comprehensive integrated care, (b) the foundational implementation issues that need to be…
Descriptors: School Psychology, Health Behavior, Program Implementation, Comprehensive School Health Education
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McKenna, John William; Parenti, Melissa – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
Teachers must provide high-quality instruction based on evidence-based practices to provide students meaningful opportunities to learn and to improve school outcomes. Although teachers have access to a variety of resources on evidence-based practices, poor implementation may limit the effectiveness of teacher practices, as indicated by low levels…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention
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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Cantwell, Emily D.; Royer, David J. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
There is a priority for schools to address students' social and emotional needs as is done for academic learning. Tiered models of prevention provide a framework for teaching social skills and behavioral expectations, as well as academics, with positive, proactive, evidence-based practices. Central to responding to students' needs is accurate…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Screening Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention
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Boccio, Dana E.; Weisz, Gaston; Lefkowitz, Rebecca – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2016
In their role as child advocates, school psychologists strive to promote policies and practices that increase the availability of necessary academic and mental health services and enhance the well-being of children. However, administrative pressure to disregard ethical and legal mandates in favor of decisions that would prioritize the needs of the…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Ethics, Counseling Techniques, Administration
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Floyd, Randy G.; Shands, Elizabeth I.; Alfonso, Vincent C.; Phillips, Jessica F.; Autry, Beth K.; Mosteller, Jessica A.; Skinner, Mary; Irby, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2015
Adaptive behavior scales are vital in assessing children and adolescents who experience a range of disabling conditions in school settings. This article presents the results of an evaluation of the design characteristics, norming, scale characteristics, reliability and validity evidence, and bias identification studies supporting 14…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Daily Living Skills, Evaluation Criteria
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Fisher, Mary Alice – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
The familiar question "Who is the client?" elicits a singular answer. This may be appropriate as a clinical question, and it is sometimes necessary as a legal question or reimbursement question, but on ethical questions, the National Association of School Psychologists Ethics Code requires school psychologists to "think plural"…
Descriptors: Ethics, Professional Associations, School Psychologists, Counseling Services
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Newman, Daniel S.; Salmon, Diane; Cavanaugh, Kate; Schneider, Mary Frances – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2014
Response to intervention (RtI) is an influential system of service delivery in contemporary schools, but the specific role of school consultation in RtI implementation is not clearly defined. Instructional consultation provides a potential meeting point between consultation and RtI practices. Through a mixed-methods approach, this study explored…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Consultation Programs, Role, Educational Practices
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Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for children or adolescents to be exposed to traumatic events. Experiences such as sexual or physical abuse, severe accidents, cancer or other life threatening illness, natural or man-made disasters, or the sudden death of a relative or peer can all result in maladaptive responses. As all children are in…
Descriptors: Trauma, School Psychologists, School Psychology, School Health Services
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Mendez, Linda Raffaele; Ogg, Julia; Loker, Troy; Fefer, Sarah – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
In this study, the authors reviewed journal articles published between 1995 and 2010 that described student mental health interventions involving parents delivered in school settings. Their review identified 100 articles describing 39 interventions. On the basis of participant selection criteria provided by the authors of the reviewed articles,…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Lovett, Benjamin J.; Leja, Ashley M. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Students with disabilities are often given tests under accommodated conditions to reduce the effect of their disability on their scores. Students' perceptions of their own accommodations are important for several reasons and have been the topic of a number of research studies. Some studies have tested students under multiple conditions and asked…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Testing Accommodations, Testing, Student Attitudes
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Ogg, Julia; Fefer, Sarah; Sundman-Wheat, Ashley; McMahan, Melanie; Stewart, Tiffany; Chappel, Ashley; Bateman, Lisa – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2013
Youth exhibiting symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are frequently referred to school psychologists because of academic, social, and behavioral difficulties that they face. To address these difficulties, evidence-based assessment methods have been outlined for multiple purposes of assessment. The goals of this study were to…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disability Identification, School Psychologists, School Psychology
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