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Creating Shared Mental Models for Evidence-Based Mental Health Promotion in Schools

Zoellner, Donald L. (2009). Creating Shared Mental Models for Evidence-Based Mental Health Promotion in Schools. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion,2(3):15-29.

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Title Creating Shared Mental Models for Evidence-Based Mental Health Promotion in Schools
Author Zoellner, Donald L.
Journal Name Advances in School Mental Health Promotion
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
ISSN 2049-8535   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84866844604
Start Page 15
End Page 29
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract In postulating the need for a more inclusive conceptualisation of knowledge that improves the practice of prevention science in mental health programs, Rowling (2008) makes a case for acknowledging the validity of the disparate research and practice cultures from both health and education. A review of literature using narrative synthesis was undertaken to explore the differing research and practice cultures. Three recurring themes were identified at the interface of these differing traditions: individual versus group orientation, school leadership and change in schools. These are perceived differently due to the mental models being used by program developers and education professionals. These alternative views consistently emerge in relevant evaluation reports. It is proposed that the identified problems of sustainable implementation in schools are not restricted to health-related programs, but are consistent across interventions. Building on this analysis, several actions are suggested that will increase the capacity to develop, implement and sustain universal and evidence-based promotion and prevention activities in Australian schools.
Keywords Evidence-based
Implementation
Mental health promotion in schools
Mental models
Promotion and prevention
Whole school
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1754730X.2009.9715707   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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