Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Skip to main content

Moving toward implementation of universal mental health screening by examining attitudes toward school-based practices

Share
Description:
Universal mental health screening is a proactive approach to identify students who may benefit from prevention or early intervention services. Despite known benefits, few schools are engaging in screening efforts and it is critical to examine factors that may impede or enhance implementation. Following implementation of a universal screening program across five preschools and elementary schools, this study investigated the attitudes of teachers (N = 40) and parents (N = 330) and found strong agreement among stakeholders about the acceptability and appropriateness of universal mental health screening. Teachers and parents expressed less willingness to regularly complete screening forms, yet teachers reported that the Behavior Assessment System for Children–Third Edition: Behavioral Emotional Screening System was a usable screening tool. Implications and future directions to enhance implementation efforts are discussed. (author abstract)
Resource Type:
Reports & Papers
Country:
United States
State(s):
California

Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.

- You May Also Like

These resources share similarities with the current selection. They are found by comparing the topic, author, and resource type of the currently selected resource to the rest of the library’s publications.

Variability in preschool CLASS scores and children’s school readiness

Reports & Papersview

The impact of the pandemic on academic support for preschoolers: Key takeaways from a New Jersey district-level survey

Reports & Papersview

Associations between community built environments with early care and education classroom physical activity practices and barriers

Reports & Papersview