The role of school psychology in preventing depression
Article first published online: 22 JUL 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Psychology in the Schools
Volume 41, Issue 7, pages 763–775, September 2004
How to Cite
Herman, K. C., Merrell, K. W., Reinke, W. M. and Tucker, C. M. (2004), The role of school psychology in preventing depression. Psychol. Schs., 41: 763–775. doi: 10.1002/pits.20016
- Issue published online: 22 JUL 2004
- Article first published online: 22 JUL 2004
To advance the role of school psychologists in mental health prevention and wellness activities, in this article we describe (a) a social ecological theory for guiding school-based prevention research, (b) the role of schools in the development and prevention of depression, (c) a continuum of school-based support for meeting the needs of children who are currently depressed for preventing future internalizing distress for all children, and (d) social and political factors that must be considered if lasting change is to occur. We conclude with specific considerations for school psychologists. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Psychol Schs 41: 763–775, 2004.