Meta-Analysis of Mental and Behavioral Health Interventions in Rural Schools

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand a general process of meta-analytic research.
  2. identify the types and characteristics of MBH interventions implemented in rural schools.
  3. learn effectiveness of MBH interventions in rural schools on student internalizing and externalizing behavior and potential differential effects of interventions by student characteristics.
  4. discuss components of MBH interventions that has high ecological validity.


This presentation will discuss the results from a meta-analysis study examining the effectiveness of mental and behavioral health interventions implemented in rural schools. The presenters will describe the types and characteristics of mental and behavioral health interventions in rural schools and discuss components of interventions that lead to an improvement in student mental health symptoms. Future directions for rural MBH intervention research and practical implications for rural practitioners will also be discussed.



Soobin Im, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kaitlyn Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katherine L. Lawlor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madeline Wadington, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Eliza S. Godfrey, Stanley A. Garbacz, Craig A. Albers

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