- John W. and Nancy E. Peyton Faculty Fellow in Child and Adolescent Well-being
- Department of Educational Psychology
- College of Education and Human Development
- University of Minnesota
Clayton Cook researches school mental health, multi-tiered systems of support, implementation science, and emotional and behavioral disorders and other areas of behavioral psychology focused on the topic of school-based mental health. Cook believes schools are the ideal setting to orchestrate and deliver a range of services that prevent, identify and/or treat social, emotional and behavioral problems that serve as barriers to academic and life success. He works with organizations across the country on system change efforts to increase child access to needed services.
His specialty within school-based mental health is investigating practices that facilitate the implementation of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). His research focuses on helping practitioners (teachers, administrators, mental health providers) improve the delivery of school-based services to youth in schools, as demonstrated by a range of improved outcomes, including gains in academic achievement, improvements in social-emotional functioning, reductions in punitive disciplinary practices and remediation of disparities for minority youth.
Articles by Clayton Cook
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