First published by Jill Duba Onedera in KCA Journal, v.25, no.1 (Fall 2006): 42-50. KCA Journal is a publication of the Kentucky Counseling Association.


Research suggests that expanded school-based mental health (ESMH) programs can offer benefits and hope for children and their families. Such programs are part of a national progressive movement involving collaborative relationships between schools and community mental health agencies. The purpose of this article is to highlight the constructs and details of ESMH programs, as well as counselor training possibilities.


Community Health | Community Psychology | Mental and Social Health | Social Work | Student Counseling and Personnel Services