Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion

An Evidence-Informed Framework for Implementation

  • Alan W. Leschied
  • Donald H. Saklofske
  • Gordon L. Flett

Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Alan W. Leschied, Donald H. Saklofske, Gordon L. Flett
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Evidence for Program Implementation in Schools and Systems of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Carissa M. Orlando, William Bradley, Tristan A. Collier, Jennifer Ulie-Wells, Elaine Miller, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 33-49
    3. Dean Fixsen, Kristen Hassmiller Lich, Marie-Therese Schultes
      Pages 51-63
    4. Kathryn H. Short, Heather Bullock, Alexia Jaouich, Ian Manion
      Pages 65-81
    5. Stan Kutcher, Yifeng Wei, Mina Hashish
      Pages 83-101
  4. A Focus on Educators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Karen Weston, Mary Ott, Susan Rodger
      Pages 105-126
    3. Susan Rodger, Kathryn Hibbert, Alan W. Leschied, Melanie-Anne Atkins, E. Robyn Masters, Jasprit Pandori-Chuckal
      Pages 127-142
    4. Jessica Whitley, J. David Smith, Tracy Vaillancourt, Jennifer Neufeld
      Pages 143-165
    5. Ashley Vesely, Evelyn Vingilis, Donald H. Saklofske, Alan W. Leschied
      Pages 167-184
  5. A Focus on Specific Program Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Shu-Ping Chen, Elise Sargent, Heather Stuart
      Pages 201-212
    3. Alison L. Rose, Sarah K. Atkey, Joel O. Goldberg
      Pages 213-235
    4. Chloe A. Hamza, Nancy L. Heath
      Pages 237-260
    5. David N. Miller, James J. Mazza
      Pages 261-277
    6. Alison L. Calear, Aliza Werner-Seidler, Michelle Torok, Helen Christensen
      Pages 279-297
    7. Claire V. Crooks, Debbie Chiodo, Caely Dunlop, Alicia Lapointe, Amanda Kerry
      Pages 299-321
    8. Jennine S. Rawana, Benjamin D. Diplock, Samantha Chan
      Pages 323-355
    9. Gordon L. Flett, Paul L. Hewitt, Taryn Nepon, Justeena N. Zaki-Azat
      Pages 357-381
    10. Jeremy K. Fox, Carrie Masia Warner, Meredith Drew
      Pages 411-427
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 475-489

About this book


The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality  

Series Editors: Donald H. Saklofske and Moshe Zeidner  


Handbook for School-Based Mental Health Promotion

An Evidence-Informed Framework for Implementation 


Alan W. Leschied, Donald H. Saklofske, and Gordon L. Flett, Editors



This handbook provides a comprehensive overview to implementing effective evidence-based mental health promotion in schools. It addresses issues surrounding the increasing demands on school psychologists and educational and mental health professionals to support and provide improved student well-being, learning, and academic outcomes. The volume explores factors outside the traditional framework of learning that are important in maximizing educational outcomes as well as how students learn to cope with emotional challenges that confront them both during their school years and across the lifespan.  Chapters offer robust examples of successful programs and interventions, addressing a range of student issues, including depression, self-harm, social anxiety, high-achiever anxiety, and hidden distress. In addition, chapters explore ways in which mental health and education professionals can implement evidence-informed programs, from the testing and experimental stages to actual use within schools and classrooms.


Topics featured in this handbook include:


·         A Canadian perspective to mental health literacy and teacher preparation.

·         The relevance of emotional intelligence in the effectiveness of delivering school-based mental health programs.

·         Intervention programs for reducing self-stigma in children and adolescents.

·         School-based suicide prevention and intervention.

·         Mindfulness-based programs in school settings.                

·         Implementing emotional intelligence programs in Australian schools.


The Handbook for School-Based Mental Health Promotion is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and policymakers as well as graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as child and school psychology, social work, education policy and politics, special and general education, public health, school nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, school counseling, and family studies.



ADHD, anxiety, and depression and school mental health Affluenza and school mental health Curriculum-based integration of school mental health programs Early childhood education and school mental health Eating disorders, obesity, and school mental health Emotional intelligence and school mental health Evergreen Framework and school mental health Juvenile justice and school mental health Mental health competency and academic outcomes Mental health literacy and student behavior Mindfulness and school mental health Prevention and early intervention in school mental health PTSD and school mental health Risk versus resilience and school mental health School violence and student mental health Service delivery and school mental health Social services and school mental health Social-emotional learning and student mental health Substance abuse prevention and treatment in schools Systems of care and school-based mental health services

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan W. Leschied
    • 1
  • Donald H. Saklofske
    • 2
  • Gordon L. Flett
    • 3
  1. 1.Althouse CollegeWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityTorontoCanada

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