Mental Health

Below you will find links to Web Resources, Journal Research Articles, and Book Chapters and Books.

Web Resources

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Major researcher of mental illness. Website offers information on mental health topics and disorders, publications and fact sheets, research findings, and treatment options.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts in support of behavioral health. Their mission is “to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.”
Mental health information and resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides information about how to talk about mental health, treatment options, and help for youth. Identifies myths and reports facts about mental health topics.

Mental Health America (MHA)
The country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live healthier lives.

Child Mind Institute (CMI)
This organization works to improve the lives of children and adolescents with mental health issues. Evidence-based treatments, research outcomes, current “hot topics”, and information and resources for parents and educators can be found here.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Page
Links to multiple national health statistics reports about mental illness in the U.S.

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
Clear and concise descriptions of many mental health disorders that may occur in children during the school-age years. Free PDF versions of fact sheets for each disorder are available for use with students, families, and school personnel.

SAMHSA Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion (ADS) Center
Resource Center to promote acceptance, dignity, and social inclusion associated with mental health. Resources include best practices, effective treatments, and other information about mental health concerns.
School-based interventions and strategies for some mental health conditions, including anxieties, depression, ADHD, and other youth disorders.

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Journal Research Articles

CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies.  Instead our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted.  It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.


A Meta-Systems Approach to Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescents
Kazak, A.E., Hoagwood, K., Weisz, J.R., Hood, K., Kratochwill, T.R., Vargas, L.A., & Banez, G.A. (2010). A meta-systems approach to evidence-based practice for children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 65(2), 85-97.
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Evaluation of Outcomes for Adolescents Receiving School-Based Mental Health Services
Nabors, L.A., & Prodente, C.A. (2002). Evaluation of outcomes for adolescents receiving school-based mental health services. Children’s Services: Social Policy, Research, and Practice, 5(2), 105-112.
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Book Chapters and Books

Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health
Provides strategies for identifying and integrating evidence-based practices into school mental health services.
Raines, J.C. (2008). Evidence-based practice in school mental health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner
This book has 33 chapters of behaviorally presented problems frequently seen in schools, with treatment plan information and identification of evidence-based practice interventions where available.
Knapp, S.A., Jongsma, A.E., & Dimmitt, C. (2015). The School Counseling and School Social Work Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates (3rd Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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