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The Power of Family School Partnering FSP

The Power of Family School Partnering  FSP Author Cathy Lines
ISBN-10 9781135966577
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 256
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Ongoing, strategic Family-School Partnering (FSP) is an essential component of every educational community. FSP is a multi-dimensional process in which schools, families, and communities engage in shared actions to ensure a child’s academic, social, and emotional success. With this text, the authors intend to offer a practical guide that demonstrates how this partnering can be strategically implemented in all levels of schooling. The main focus of the text is how to plan, implement, and evaluate FSP within existing school structures and resources. The authors begin with an overview of the foundational and organizational information necessary for successful FSP, including a review of ecological systems theory. FSP theories and strategies are presented at a universal, targeted, and intensive level, giving the school mental health professional insight into working with students and families who have differing needs. A school-based case example illustrates FSP in action and provides a practical roadmap for implementation. Each chapter contains easily adaptable tools and a list of useful web links to resources which can be used in conjunction with the strategies presented and discussed by the authors. An accompanying CD will also contain all the handouts, forms, and other such resources presented throughout the text.



Single Case Research in Schools

Single Case Research in Schools Author Kimberly J. Vannest
ISBN-10 9781136173622
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 160
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Single Case Research in Schools addresses and examines the variety of cutting-edge issues in single case research (SCR) in educational settings. Featuring simple and practical techniques for aggregating data for evidence-based practices, the book delves into methods of selecting behaviors of interest and measuring them reliably. The latter part of Single Case Research in Schools is devoted to a step-by-step model of using SCR to evaluate practices in schools. This includes considerations such as measurement, date collection, length of phases, design consideratoins, calculating effect size and reliability of measures.



Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education Author Gina Coffee
ISBN-10 9780415506472
Release 2013
Pages 122
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In the past several years, models of multi-tiered service delivery have emerged as a framework for supporting the needs of school-aged children in schools across the country and have received much attention in scholarly publications of education and related fields. Despite the needs of young children and the promise of early intervention, however, models of multi-tiered service delivery are only in the beginning stages of development in early childhood education settings such as preschools. This text provides early-childhood professionals with an introduction to tiered service delivery and practical considerations in the implementation of a multi-tier system of supports with particular emphasis on early childhood law and ethics, assessment and intervention, developmental disabilities, and family engagement.



Comprehensive Children s Mental Health Services in Schools and Communities

Comprehensive Children s Mental Health Services in Schools and Communities Author Robyn S. Hess
ISBN-10 9781135221560
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 187
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Despite the growing emphasis on a population-based training and service delivery model for school psychology, few resources exist to provide guidance concerning how such services might be conceptualized and put into place. In this book, the authors propose a public health model for comprehensive children’s mental health services that expands, rather than replaces, the traditional model of school psychology. The background and theoretical perspective for this public health model are discussed as an important way to solve problems and accomplish goals in schools, after which the authors outline and develop a clear, practical procedure for implementing and evaluating programs based on public health ideas. A case study in one elementary school walks readers through the stages of applying a public health model, detailing the key steps of each stage. Finally, the authors consider the changes to the role of school psychologist that will be required to practice a public health problem-solving model. An accompanying CD contains sample forms, handouts, and other valuable materials that will be of use to school psychologists implementing this public health model in their schools.



Conjoint Behavioral Consultation A Procedural Manual

Conjoint Behavioral Consultation  A Procedural Manual Author Susan M Sheridan
ISBN-10 9781475725124
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 195
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Here, the authors provide a procedural guide for the practice of conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC)-reviewing its background, procedures, and benefits. This user-friendly handbook provides specific guidelines and procedures to implement CBC; explores contemporary issues surrounding CBC using real-life examples; and offers theoretical and empirical rationales for the CBC procedures described in the book. Noteworthy features include corresponding interview guides, case studies, chapter objectives, and discussion questions.



The Essential Conversation

The Essential Conversation Author Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
ISBN-10 9780345475800
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Offers guidelines on establishing effective dialogue between parents and teachers, examining the dynamics of conversations, the nature of the learning process, and principles and practices of improving family-school relationships.



The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox How to Build and Lead a High Quality Program

The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox  How to Build and Lead a High Quality Program Author Erin E. Barton
ISBN-10 1598576674
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 224
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"The purpose of this book is to help preschool administrators achieve the appropriate educational placement of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool settings. This handbook guides preschool administrators through the development of effective inclusion policies and a plan of action for their successful implementation. The authors cover all aspects of establishing a placement process that complies with IDEA requirements, including introductory information on related research and policy, ways to identify and overcome challenges, professional development, evidence-based practice for successful inclusion, and quality indicators of inclusion. The final chapter shows readers how to pull these concepts together and put them in the context of each child's unique situation and needs to make the best placement decisions. The book includes appendices throughout the book to help administrators implement preschool inclusion"--



The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain Author Valerie F. Reyna
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822039410113
Release 2012
Pages 457
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"This book brings together the work of scientists with basic or foundational research expertise (e.g., cognitive, developmental, and social psychologists; neuroscientists) and those with an applied emphasis (e.g., on education; public health; applied economics and decision research; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the so-called STEM fields) to address a critically understudied area in life-course learning: higher order cognition in adolescence and young adulthood. The purpose of integrating these scientific communities is twofold: (a) to advance the basic science of the developing brain by focusing scientists on key problems that are ripe for groundbreaking discoveries and (b) to apply cutting-edge theory and high-quality research methods to real-world problems of learning, cognition, and development, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of research and its immediate relevance to pressing societal needs"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).



Promoting Mental Emotional and Social Health

Promoting Mental  Emotional and Social Health Author Katherine Weare
ISBN-10 9781134702633
Release 2013-01-11
Pages 176
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Schools are now seen as being one of the key agents which can help redress society's most fundamental problems, create more cohesive communities and promote citizenship and a sense of social conscience in the young. Promoting Mental, Emotional and Social Health: A Whole School Approach provides a clear and practical overview of ways in which mainstream schools can promote the health of all those who work and learn in them. Supported by the latest new evidence from the UK and Europe as well as findings from the USA, it outlines and examines: * evidence that social and emotional learning and academic achievement can go hand in hand and that the same key factors underlie both happy and effective schools * the areas of school life that are the key to promoting social and affective health, including relationships with families and the community, management and the curriculum * the competencies that we all need to become more emotionally literate and relate to more effectively.



Crossing the Quality Chasm

Crossing the Quality Chasm Author Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
ISBN-10 9780309072809
Release 2001-07-19
Pages 360
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Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.



Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions Author Institute of Medicine
ISBN-10 0309133661
Release 2006-03-29
Pages 528
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Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are seriousâ€"for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation’s economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substanceâ€"use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.



Including Every Parent

Including Every Parent Author Danette Adams
ISBN-10 097164957X
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 78
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A step-by-step guide to engage and empower parents at your school.



Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents Second Edition

Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents  Second Edition Author John R. Weisz
ISBN-10 9781606235256
Release 2010-01-13
Pages 602
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Widely regarded as a premier text and clinical resource, this book presents exemplary treatment approaches for a broad range of social, emotional, and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Concise chapters from leading authorities describe the conceptual underpinnings of each therapy, how interventions are delivered on a session-by-session basis, and what the research shows about treatment effectiveness. Contributors discuss recommended manuals and other clinical and training resources and provide details on how to obtain them.



School Family and Community Partnerships

School  Family  and Community Partnerships Author Joyce L. Epstein
ISBN-10 1412959020
Release 2008-11-26
Pages 361
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This updated edition for building school-community partnerships to increase learning includes new examples, inventories defining leadership roles, and a workshop PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.



Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Author Anna P Kroncke
ISBN-10 9783319255040
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 546
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This book offers clear best-practice guidelines for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It discusses both the rising rates of autism and the growing need for appropriate, effective treatments and services. The book examines measures and methods used in assessing for core symptoms of ASD as well as memory, attention, visual and spatial skills, and other areas relevant to autism assessment. In-depth material on differential diagnosis and a range of comorbid conditions depict the complexities of the assessment process and the necessity of accurate identification. The book's case vignettes and sample recommendations add practical and personal dimensions to issues and challenges surrounding diagnosis. Topics featured include:“ul> A practical guide to the comprehensive assessment process. Discussion of the assessment process from referral to recommendation. Diagnostic framework for ASD and other disorders School-based ASD eligibility evaluation. Assessment across the lifespan. /divAssessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder is an important tool for clinicians, practitioners, researchers and graduate students in the fields of child and school psychology, behavioral therapy, and social work as well as the related areas of psychiatry, pediatrics, forensic psychology, and educational and healthcare policy.



Handbook of Obesity Prevention

Handbook of Obesity Prevention Author Shiriki Kumanyika
ISBN-10 9780387478609
Release 2007-09-23
Pages 538
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Comprehensive in scope and meticulously researched, Handbook of Obesity Prevention analyzes the intricate causes of this public health crisis, and sets out concrete, multilevel strategies for meeting it head-on. This innovative handbook clearly defines obesity in clinical, epidemiologic, and financial terms, and offers guidelines for planning and implementing programs and evaluating results. This systematic approach to large-scale social and policy change gives all parties involved—from individual practitioners to multinational corporations—the tools to set and attain realistic goals based on solid evidence and best practice in public health. A sample of topics covered: The individual: risk factors and prevention across the lifespan, specific populations (pregnant women, ethnic and regional groups). Levers for change in schools and workplaces. Community settings: role of the physical environment. "De-marketing" obesity: food industries and the media. Grassroots action: consumers and communities. The global obesity epidemic: rapid developments, potential solutions. From obesity prevention to health promotion: the future of the field. Its level of detail and wide range of topics make the Handbook of Obesity Prevention a bedrock sourcebook, overview, reference, or teaching text. Read by topic or cover to cover, here is accurate, up-to-date information for professionals and students in all areas of public health.



A Dictionary of Education

A Dictionary of Education Author Susan Wallace
ISBN-10 9780199679393
Release 2015-01-22
Pages 368
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"Up-to-date coverage of all aspects of education"--Cover.