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ACA 2018 Conference & Expo Sessions


424 - School Counselors Addressing Social Emotional Needs Through Evidenced-Based Programs


Apr 29, 2018 10:30am ‐ Apr 29, 2018 12:00pm

Description

Students' mental health needs are directly connected to their ability to function in academics. Schools must support students emotionally in order to support them academically. The purpose of this study was to identify how school counselors are addressing the mental health needs of their students through evidenced-based programs to increase academic success. To better understand this phenomena, school counselors shared their stories of how they have transformed their roles to foster mental wellness in their students.

Students' mental health needs are directly connected to their ability to function in academics. Schools must support students emotionally in order to support them academically. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to identify how school counselors are addressing the mental health needs of their students through evidenced-based programs such as Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports, RtI, Restorative Practices, and Student Assistance Programs to increase academic success. To better understand this phenomena, school counselors shared their stories of how they have transformed their roles to foster mental wellness in their students. This session will provide evidenced-based strategies to help school counselors address mental health needs of students. Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF, Barret, Eber, & Weist, 2013) will be explored from the school counselor's perspective as a collaborative system that schools can use to address the mental health needs of students. Implementation Science (Fixsen et al., 2005) research will be briefly discussed as it aligns the practice, theory, and research of School Mental Health, PBIS, and RtI.

Learning Objectives:

  • PWBAT learn how school counselors use data to communicate their effectiveness in addressing mental health needs of students through the use of evidenced-based programs such as PBIS, RtI, Restorative Practices, Student Assistance Program, and Interconnected Systems Framework.
  • PWBAT understand how school counselors have transformed their role to address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of all students.
  • PWBAT know how to advocate for their role in addressing the personal/social domain of ASCA to stakeholders.

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