Special Issue "Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices for School-Age Children"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 208

Special Issue Editor

Department of Counseling, Education Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: school psychopharmacology; child development; children’s mental health; biopsychosocial interventions; psychological assessment; developmental psychopathology; evidence-based practices; selective mutism; trauma-focused interventions; school safety
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Children’s mental health problems have been a particular concern in recent years for families, schools, and communities. Increases seen in emergency room visits for suicidal behavior and exploding rates of anxiety, depression, and violent behavior within the pediatric population are creating unprecedented social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in homes, communities, and schools. Evidence-based mental health practices (i.e., assessment, consultation, and intervention) must be disseminated publicly and globally to promote positive outcomes in the individual and environment where youth with mental health challenges function. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide readers with the latest cutting-edge research from around the world to further improve mental health service delivery practices within school-aged populations.

Prof. Dr. John S. Carlson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • mental health
  • children and adolescents
  • evidence-based practices
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • ADHD
  • autism
  • mood dysregulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Article 1: Leveraging Evidence-Based Digital Mental Health Interventions in Schools
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