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A Preliminary Investigation of Emotional and Behavioral Screening Practices in K–12 Schools

A Preliminary Investigation of Emotional and Behavioral Screening Practices in K–12 Schools EDUCATION AND TATMENT OF CHILDN Vol. 37, No. 4, 2014 Allison Leigh Bruhn Suzanne Woods-Groves Sally Huddle University of Iowa Abstract cently, the Council for Childn with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) highlighted the need to "actively scen for those in need of mental health services." Questions main, however, about the pvalence of scening and associated processes. The purpose of this study was to gather initial evidence through an electronic survey about curnt scening practices such as the types of sceners being used in K-12 schools and barriers to implementation. Participants in the study we 454 school or district-level administrators psenting a range of school levels, locales, and socioeconomic levels. Data we analyzed using descriptive statistics and the chi-squad test of goodness-of-fit statistic. Only 12.6% of spondents indicated their school or district conducted schoolwide emotional or behavioral scening (SEBS), with access- and awaness-lated issues cited as asons for not conducting SEBS. sults of this pliminary investigation a discussed in terms of CCBD's goals, and with caution, commendations for search and practice a offed. ecember 14, 2012, was one of the darkest days in American history. Twenty-six people--20 childn and 6 adults--we shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education and Treatment of Children West Virginia University Press

A Preliminary Investigation of Emotional and Behavioral Screening Practices in K–12 Schools

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EDUCATION AND TATMENT OF CHILDN Vol. 37, No. 4, 2014 Allison Leigh Bruhn Suzanne Woods-Groves Sally Huddle University of Iowa Abstract cently, the Council for Childn with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) highlighted the need to "actively scen for those in need of mental health services." Questions main, however, about the pvalence of scening and associated processes. The purpose of this study was to gather initial evidence through an electronic survey about curnt scening practices such as the types of sceners being used in K-12 schools and barriers to implementation. Participants in the study we 454 school or district-level administrators psenting a range of school levels, locales, and socioeconomic levels. Data we analyzed using descriptive statistics and the chi-squad test of goodness-of-fit statistic. Only 12.6% of spondents indicated their school or district conducted schoolwide emotional or behavioral scening (SEBS), with access- and awaness-lated issues cited as asons for not conducting SEBS. sults of this pliminary investigation a discussed in terms of CCBD's goals, and with caution, commendations for search and practice a offed. ecember 14, 2012, was one of the darkest days in American history. Twenty-six people--20 childn and 6 adults--we shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in

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Education and Treatment of ChildrenWest Virginia University Press

Published: Oct 16, 2014

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