Unpacking Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Expanded School Mental Health: A Conceptual Model for Developing the Evidence Base
Abstract:Despite its appeal and promise for addressing the multi-layered needs of young people, there is a lack of research documenting the extent to which interdisciplinary collaboration affects outcomes valued by schools, families, and communities. To address this gap in understanding, this review synthesizes the literature to consider the meaning, goals, processes, contextual influences, and anticipated outcomes of interdisciplinary collaboration in expanded school mental health. Based on this review, a conceptual model to help support the efforts of researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are interested in understanding the relationship between interdisciplinary collaboration and outcomes is offered. Recommendations for developing the evidence base are also suggested.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 2009
Published by The Clifford Beers Foundation, in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Advances in School Mental Health Promotion emphasises the interconnectedness of research, policy, training and practice and the opportunities to make progress in all these areas through global dialogue, collaboration and action. Mark Weist (University of South Carolina and former director/senior advisor of the Center for School Mental Health) and Michael Murray (The Clifford Beers Foundation) are the editors, supported by a distinguished international editorial board.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion is an academic journal that co-ordinates the dissemination of new research outcomes to all those involved in policy making and the implementation of mental health promotion in schools and is essential reading for those with a personal or professional interest in this work.
Peer reviewed by an expert international board, the Journal is a comprehensive information resource which publishes material of distinction submitted by those with a clinical, professional, academic or personal interest in promoting mental health in schools
The aim of the Journal is to increase awareness, foster understanding and promote collaboration between the different disciplines engaged in this diverse activity of study.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion is the official journal of the International Alliance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Schools (InterCAMHS), an alliance that aims to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
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