Dissemination

Presentations

Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2016, August). State-level priorities in school-based policies and initiatives in assessment of behavior.  In J. Splett (Chair) Accessing Behavioral Health Services: School-Based Examples of Research, Policy and Implementation.  Symposium presented the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Chafouleas, S. M., & Briesch, A. M. (2016, April). National exploration of state-level priorities in school-based behavior policies and initiatives.  Paper presented the annual conference for the Council for Exceptional Children, St. Louis, MO.

Chafouleas, S. M., Johnson, A. H., Overstreet, S., & Santos, N. M. (2015, August). Toward a blueprint for trauma-informed service delivery in schools. Paper presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

Johnson, A. H., Chaffee, R., Chafouleas, S. M., Briesch, A. M., Dineen, J. N., & McCoach, D. B. (2015, August). Review of national trends in school mental health policy. Poster presented at the 123rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.

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Publications

Chafouleas, S. M., Johnson, A. H., Overstreet, S., & Santos, N. M. (2016). Toward a blueprint for trauma-informed service delivery in schools. School Mental Health, 8, 144–162. DOI 10.1007/s12310-015-9166-8.

Recognition of the benefits to trauma-informed approaches is expanding, along with commensurate interest in extending delivery within school systems. Although information about trauma-informed approaches has quickly burgeoned, systematic attention to integration within multi-tiered service delivery frameworks has not occurred yet is essential to accurate, durable, and scalable implementation. In addition, there is a critical need to concurrently build a strong evidence base regarding trauma-informed service delivery in schools. In this paper, the literatures on trauma-informed approaches and multitiered frameworks for school-based service delivery are connected with the goal to provide suggestions toward building blueprints for trauma-informed service delivery in schools. Drawing from the literature on implementation blueprints for school-wide positive behavior supports, sections are organized around current knowledge about trauma-informed approaches with regard to blueprints for (a) implementation, (b) professional development, and (c) evaluation. Critical issues, strategy recommendations, and directions for research are discussed.