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The potential contribution of intermediary organizations for implementation of school mental health

Corcoran, Tim, Rowling, Louise and Wise, Marilyn 2015, The potential contribution of intermediary organizations for implementation of school mental health, Advances in school mental health promotion, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 57-70, doi: 10.1080/1754730X.2015.1019688.

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Title The potential contribution of intermediary organizations for implementation of school mental health
Author(s) Corcoran, TimORCID iD for Corcoran, Tim orcid.org/0000-0002-4567-8726
Rowling, Louise
Wise, Marilyn
Journal name Advances in school mental health promotion
Volume number 8
Issue number 2
Start page 57
End page 70
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-03-17
ISSN 2049-8535
Keyword(s) intermediary organizations
implementation
knowledge mobilization
public value
Summary Questions persist regarding implementation of mental health promotion, prevention, and early intervention initiatives in schools. To date, attention has targeted the ‘Whats’ and ‘Hows’ in design and implementation. Ongoing clarification of ‘Who’ the key proponents are working in this space receives less consideration. This paper presents outcomes from a national colloquium involving leaders from organizations committed to school-based mental health practice in Australia. The aim of the colloquium was to introduce the concept of Intermediary Organizations (IOs) examining this for its potential contribution to improved mental health and school improvement. The central challenge for IOs is implementation, that is, assisting in knowledge mobilization connecting research to policy and practice. The colloquium discussion was grounded in an understanding of public value as an organizing principle for improving public sector effectiveness. The participants evaluated the nature, role, and potential contribution of IOs. Three key issues emerged as being central to effective implementation: health promotion and prevention, relational ethics, and evidence-based practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1754730X.2015.1019688
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 930103 Learner Development
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, The Clifford Beers Foundation
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084398

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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