"This book is a must-read for those seeking support in creating meaningful school improvement plans and valuable, comprehensive healthy school initiatives.”
“The text chronicles 50 years of national policy in school-based mental health history to reveal the evolution of current models of service. It affords readers a rare glimpse at the intricately woven positions of government and advocacy agencies that result in policy shifts. The authors further challenge readers to critically review current school screening, referral, and intervention practices. In conclusion, there is a call for new directions in policy and systemic change that both restructures and enhances the role of support service personnel.”
“This resources gives the reader everything needed to design and implement a successful mental health program to benefit a diverse student population. The authors present a strong case for planning and delivering comprehensive integrated services. I commend the authors for their willingness to tackle the tough issues surrounding mental health services for all students.”
"Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor take on an issue of great import, and succeed in tackling it thoroughly. It provides any reader with a solid foundation for both knowledge in the subject matter, and also sufficiently guides the reader in his or her action plans of change. The authors should be commended for their efforts, and educational administrators should be advised to read this book, taking from it strategies and plans to suit their own students and district."