A Complete guide for education and mental health professionals in the use of the HCSBS. The HCSBS is a 64 item behavior rating scale designed to be used with parents and other home and community based raters in screening and assessing social competence and anti-social behavior of at-risk children and youth, aged 5-18. These scales are used in screening, classification and diagnosis, determining eligibility for special services and developing and monitoring intervention plans. The HCSBS is a component of the Social Behavior Scales, rating system, along with the School Social Behavior Scales.
JEBPS Vol 11 N2
Author: Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools
The Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools is a leader in publishing research-to-practice articles for educators and school psychologists. The mission of this journal is to positively influence the daily practice of school-based professionals through studies demonstrating successful research-based practices in educational settings. As a result, the editors are committed to publishing articles with an eye toward improving student performance and outcomes by advancing psychological and educational practices in the schools. They seek articles using non-technical language that (1) outline an evidence-based practice, (2) describe the literature supporting the effectiveness and theoretical underpinnings of the practice, (3) describe the findings of a study in which the practice was implemented in an educational setting, and (4) provide readers with information they need to implement the practice in their own schools in a section entitled Implementation Guidelines. The Journal of Evidence-Based Practices for Schools differs from other scholarly journals in that it features articles that demonstrate empirically-based procedures for readers to apply the practice in their setting.
Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off – with generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization.Chapter 1 presents the principles upon which Staying in the Game is based and describes a model to guide efforts to enable successful generalization. Chapters 2 and 3 look at the process of identifying and assessing social opportunities and ensuring success. Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 each addresses one type of intervention: group-based work (Chapter 4), interventions by staff and parents (Chapter 5), using peer mentors (Chapter 6), and adapting extracurricular activities (Chapter 7). Chapter 8: Concludes with an overview of how to provide social opportunities.The focus of Staying in the Game goes beyond just placing students in the mainstream, to include taking advantage of inclusion by facilitating the use of typical students to address generalization of social skills – one of the most profound challenges for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Therapy is frequently miscast as requiring an enormous amount of time and financial commitment, but helpful, goal-oriented therapy can produce positive results after only a few sessions. Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) has been gaining momentum as a powerful therapeutic approach since its inception in the 1980s. By focusing on solutions instead of problems, it asks clients to set concrete goals and to draw upon strengths in their lives that can help bring about the desired change for a preferred future. Addressing both researchers and practitioners, a distinguished cast of international, interdisciplinary contributors review the current state of research on SFBT interventions and illustrate its applications—both proven and promising—with a diverse variety of populations, including domestic violence offenders, troubled and runaway youth, students, adults with substance abuse problems, and clients with schizophrenia. This expansive text also includes a treatment manual, strengths-based and fidelity measures, and detailed descriptions on how to best apply SFBT to underscore the strengths, skills, and resources that clients may unknowingly possess. With its rich assortment of resources, this handbook is the definitive guide to SFBT for scholars and mental health practitioners alike.
"Aggressive behavior during childhood and adolescence is an important risk factor for later serious and persistent adjustment problems in adulthood, including criminal behavior, school dropout as well as family-related and economic problems. Researchers have thus deployed considerable efforts to uncover what drives individuals to attack and hurt others. Each chapter explores the issue of aggression with an introduction, theoretical considerations, measures and methods, research findings, implications, and future directions"--
Contains information on testing programs and packages, including hundreds of such instruments, commercial and otherwise. Instruments include those for psychology (including such topics as attention deficit disorder, families, illness, intelligence, pain, pathologies, personality and wellness), education (including aptitude, assistive technologies, behavior, English learning, fine arts, foreign language, guidance, academic topics, and speech and language) and business (including skills, attitudes, emotional intelligence, and team skills). Each entry gives the intended population, purpose, scoring methods and cost, along with a brief description of how to administer the test and use its results. The editor provides indexes of test publishers, test authors, and titles.