Best Practice/Research-Based Prevention and Intervention Resources for School Counselors

Posted: Tue, 09/11/2012 - 3:21pm Updated: Mon, 12/01/2014 - 1:56pm

Welcome to the site where you can access best practice/research-based prevention and intervention programs designed to meet the social/emotional/behavioral needs of all students as outlined in the Response to Intervention (RtI) process. Here, you will find information about assessment, evidence-based programs for prevention, early intervention and treatment. In addition, we have included a separate library of websites that address multiple areas of interest (specifically research and data demonstrating the effectiveness of specific programs).

Below, topics have been categorized as Assessment and Appraisal Resources; School-Wide Programs/Tier 1; Targeted Interventions/Tier 2 & 3; or Resources.

  • School-wide Programs/Tier 1 are preventive and proactive practices and supports designed for all students in the general curriculum.
  • Targeted Interventions/Tier 2 & 3 are supplemental services and interventions that are provided in addition to school-wide prevention programs to those students for whom data suggests additional support is warranted. At Tier 3, more intensive interventions are provided in addition to school-wide and targeted supports with the goal of providing individual students with the social/emotional/behavioral health supports that will allow them to fully benefit from core instruction.

Assessment and Appraisal Resources:

Appraisal Tools

Assessment Tools

Goal Attainment

Outcomes
Center for School Counseling Outcome Research

Statistical Decisions

Statistical Interpretation

School-wide Prevention, Tier 1 and Targeted Intervention, Tier 2 Issues and Services:

Academic Skills Enhancement:

School-Wide Prevention

Targeted Interventions

Resources

After School Programs

Targeted Interventions

Resources

Anger Management

Prevention

Targeted Interventions

Anxiety

Resource

Attendance

Targeted Interventions

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Targeted Interventions

  • Effective Interventions for Students With ADHD
  • (cont.) “The School Services Sourcebook” Chapter 4. Franklin, C., Harris, M.B., & Allen-Meares, P.

Resources

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Resource

Behavior

School-Wide Prevention

Behavioral Rubrics

Resources

Bipolar Disorder

Currently there are no evidence-based psychosocial interventions for students with bi-polar disorder, but clinical trials of the most promising interventions are underway including:

Targeted Interventions

Resources

Bullying

School-Wide Prevention

Career Exploration

Resources

Character Education

School-Wide Prevention

Conduct Disorder

School-Wide Prevention

Targeted Interventions

  • "Living with Children Manual" Alexander, J.F., & Parsons, B.V.

Resources

Co-Occurring Disorders

Resources

Creating a Positive School Climate

School-Wide Prevention

Resources

Crisis Prevention – School or District-Wide

Resources

Critical Thinking

Resources

Depression

Resources

Dropout Prevention

School-Wide Prevention

Targeted Intervention

Resources

Eating Disorders

Targeted Intervention

Family and Community Partnerships

Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Students

Resources

Grief and Loss

Targeted Interventions

  • Play Therapy
  • Projective Play
  • Teens Together Grief Support Group Curriculum: Adolescence Ed.: Gr. 7-12 (Paperback)
  • by Linda Lehmann (Author), Shane R. Jimerson (Author), Ann Gaasch (Author)

Homeless Students

Resources

Juvenile Delinquency

School-Wide Prevention

Targeted Interventions

Mentoring

Targeted Interventions

Minority and Migrant Students

Resources

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Targeted Interventions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – See the CBT Manual for Children and Adolescents with OCD

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Targeted Interventions
The Anger Coping Program (an empirically supported group intervention for 8-12 year olds with anger and aggression problems)

Resources
Effective Interventions for Youth With Oppositional Defiant Disorder: “The School Services Sourcebook” Chapter 5. Franklin, C., Harris, M.B., & Allen-Meares, P.

Parenting

Resources

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Targeted Interventions

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Resources

Response to Intervention / Integrated and Focused Systems

Resources

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Resources

“Effective Interventions for Students with Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders”. Susan Stone. From “The School Services Sourcebook”. Chapter 11. Franklin, Harris, Allen-Meares

School Safety

School-Wide Prevention

Resources

Self-Harming Adolescents

Targeted Interventions

“Integrative, Solution Oriented Approaches With Self-Harming Adolescents” Matthew D. Selekman. The School Services Sourcebook Chapter 27 Franklin, Harris, Allen-Meares

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Targeted Interventions

Service Learning

Resources

Social Skills

School-Wide Prevention

Resources

Article - “Social Skills Programs Found to Yield Gains in Academic Subjects.” Debra Viadero

Substance Abuse Prevention

School-Wide Prevention

Resources

Suicide Prevention

School-Wide Prevention

Resources
"Suicide Prevention Program Focuses on Teens" Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 3rd 2008 Edition states: Research shows that "Signs of Suicide" helps reduce the number of attempts by high school students."

University Research Centers

Violence Prevention

School-Wide Prevention

Resources

Resources and Referral Services:

Advocacy Groups

Database Resources

Empirically Supported Treatments for Children & Adolescents

Library Critiques of Web-Based Information

University Research Centers