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Brittany Foxley: Dissertation Defense and Public Lecture
September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come join us for this public lecture and oral defense of doctoral dissertation by PsyD candidate Brittany Foxley!
Title: KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR COLLABORATIVE SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: PARTNERING COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY PRINCIPLES WITH SYSTEMS OF CARE METHODOLOGY TO ADDRESS ISSUES OF STIGMA
When: Friday, September 21st from 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Room 202 A on campus
Mental health issues among school-aged children are a growing concern and subject of intervention and prevention studies nationwide. While several implementation and service delivery models exist for school based mental health services they are often localized, population or program specific, and do not adequately address the issues related to stigma. Building on Cook & Kilmer’s 2012 article integrating community psychology principles and systems of care values, a review of the literature is conducted to identify issues and barriers from stigma in current school based and mental health service delivery. Key guidelines and specific considerations are presented to address identified limitations and augment the current implementation models for collaborative school-based mental health services through the practical application of community psychology principles. The creation and function of a coalition in the spirit of collaboration uniquely provided by partnering systems of care & community psychology principles is a central component. While the main focus and application of these objectives is at the micro and exosystem levels for change, the local community and school, school district and state, they can also be integrated at the macrosystem level for initiatives, legislation, and policy changes.