The course investigates exemplary school-based prevention and intervention programs that promote the mental health and physical well-being of students, as well as school success. Criteria for determining empirically validated programs are discussed. This course also examines the history and development of crisis intervention in the schools. A focus will be developing skills and knowledge required to effectively intervene and assist children, teachers, administrators, and families during periods of crisis. The course will highlight the importance of prevention in decreasing the number and severity of crisis situations.