Featuring new chapters on bullying, sexual assault, natural disasters, eating disorders, and cultural considerations, the second edition of this highly popular Handbook provides a one-stop reference for mental health professionals who face a bewildering variety of school-based crises. Key features include a focus on both prevention and intervention and ongoing discussions of the research that underlies best practice.
Like the first edition, chapters follow a parallel structure that includes:
*the incidence, prevalence, and impact of the crisis;
*theories regarding precipitating factors;
*discussion of who is at risk for encountering the crisis;
*primary prevention activities;
*methods of working with high-risk clients;
*developmentally-appropriate methods and intervention activities for individuals; and
*developmentally-appropriate methods and activities for groups.
The result is an unusually coherent volume that is suitable for graduate work in school psychology, school counseling, school social work, and school nursing, or as a reference work for in-service practitioners.