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Promoting Student Mental Health and Well-Being by Jeffrey Selingo


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Compliance and CertificationPreventionStudent Training

An alarming number of students report struggles related to mental health, belonging and inclusion, substance misuse, and sexual violence.

Authored by Jeffrey Selingo, this expert guide explains why institutions need to take a multifaceted approach to strengthening student mental health and well-being initiatives and explores the 9 principles of effective prevention programs:

  • Theory Driven
  • Socio-Culturally Relevant
  • Appropriately Timed
  • Sufficient Reach and Ongoing Delivery
  • Well-Trained Staff
  • Varied Teaching Methods
  • Outcomes Evaluated and Local Data Utilized
  • Positive Relationships
  • And Comprehensive

Additionally, explore innovative strategies and best practices from leading institutions such as Macalester College, the University of Southern California, Texas Christian University, and the Colorado School of Mines. Download the guide today!


About the Author

Jeffrey Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades. He is the author of four books on higher education; the latest, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions (2020). He is co-host of the podcast, Future U., and editor of the higher education newsletter, Next. You can find out more about him at jeffselingo.com.

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