Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

An Exploratory Study of the Cultivating SEEDS System®: A Framework to Increase Global Mental Health Resources
Yvonne Murray-Larrier, Monica D. Allen, Arline Edwards-Joseph, Geneva Fleming, Vanessa Kelleybrew

Background The purpose of this study is to explore the Cultivating SEEDS System® (CSS®) and programs/services developed from it as a viable framework to help improve access to global mental health (GMH) resources. Methods A convenience sample of 29 CSS training participants responded to the pre and post survey. The data was analyzed, and reported using a combination of mean values, standard deviations, and analysis of variance (ANOVA) testing. Results The data highlighted the relationship between the CSS Framework® and Weine’s key preventive intervention characteristics. The data also demonstrated that when socially emotionally competent practitioners effectively utilize the CSS Framework®, the longstanding global mental health concern of culturally responsive interventions is positively impacted. Conclusion The CSS Framework® is uniquely aligned as a mental health delivery framework that not only educates but equips and empowers individuals across geographical boundaries, as well as reaching marginalized communities.

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