Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools

A Whole School Approach

Author: Colin Howard,Maddie Burton,Denisse Levermore,Rachel Barrell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 152641385X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This text supports primary schools to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional well-being, to work on preventative strategies and to support children when they need more intervention.

Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools

A whole school approach

Author: Colin Howard,Maddie Burton,Denisse Levermore,Rachel Barrell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526413833

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The mental health and emotional wellbeing of children is fantastically important. It has a huge impact on learning and development and more and more, there is recognition of the importance of mental health for everyone. Despite this, many school staff feel overwhelmed and lack confidence when it comes to dealing with these issues in their classrooms. This new text is written for all those working in primary schools. It supports schools to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional wellbeing, to work on preventative strategies and to support children when they need more intervention. The text explores what we mean by mental health and wellbeing. Many children will not reach the threshold for clinical diagnosis, but they nonetheless need support. This text will outline lots of effective strategies for working with children who are struggling to manage the school day. It offers advice for engaging meaningfully with parents and considers the importance of working with school staff to ensure they are fully supported.

Children's Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being in Primary Schools

A Whole School Approach

Author: Maddie Burton,Colin Howard,Denisse Levermore,Rachel Barrell

Publisher: Learning Matters Limited

ISBN: 9781473975798

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This text supports primary schools to develop strategies to enhance the importance of mental health and emotional well-being, to work on preventative strategies and to support children when they need more intervention.

Children's social and emotional wellbeing in schools

A critical perspective

Author: Watson, Debbie,Emery, Carl

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447307526

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This book challenges the concept of wellbeing as applied to children, particularly in a school-based context. Taking a post-structural approach, it suggests that wellbeing should be understood, and experiences revealed, at the level of the subjective child. This runs counter to contemporary accounts that reduce children's wellbeing to objective lists of things that are needed in order to live well. This book will be useful for academics and practitioners working directly with children, and anyone interested in children's wellbeing.

Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom

A practical guide to teaching happiness

Author: Adrian Bethune

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472951565

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Evidence has shown that happy people (those who experience more positive emotions) perform better in school, enjoy healthier relationships, are generally more successful and even live longer! It is an ever-growing concern, therefore, that children's levels of happiness and wellbeing are decreasing, while their levels of stress, anxiety and depression are increasing. As a result, many schools and teachers are looking for accessible ways to address these mental health problems in young people. In this practical and thoughtful book, experienced teacher and advisor on children's wellbeing, Adrian Bethune, takes the latest evidence and research from the science of happiness and positive psychology and brings them to life. Wellbeing in the Primary Classroom is packed full of tried-and-tested activities and techniques and has a foreword by Sir Anthony Seldon, former Master of Wellington College, well known for introducing and advocating happiness and wellbeing in education. It is an essential guide to supporting emotional and mental wellbeing in the primary classroom.

Promoting Young Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing

A Practical Guide for Professionals and Parents

Author: Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503118

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

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Positive emotional health in a child's earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing in young children, this essential guide showcases a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation, Forest School and Reggio Emilia to provide a hands-on reference for teachers and parents. Drawing on over 25 years' experience as an early years professional, the author explores topics including playfulness, stillness, sensory play, creativity and staff wellbeing. Each topic references current best practices and international examples, and also includes a comprehensive list of further resources and activities. Providing an informative introduction to both theory and practice, this book demonstrates easy-to-implement ideas for any professional or parent engaging with young children.

Mental Health in Children and Young People

Spotting Symptoms and Seeking Help Early

Author: Sarah Vohra

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847094708

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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‘I’m worried that my child is depressed and anxious.’ ‘I’m worried that my child has an eating disorder.’ ‘I’m worried about drugs.’ Mental health difficulties affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, ranging from fears, phobias and panic attacks to obsessions, compulsions and even psychosis. Written by a specialist psychiatrist and packed with expert advice, this comprehensive book highlights the often subtle warning signs of trouble and suggests tactful, effective ways to take action, whether your child is 6 or 16. An invaluable resource for parents, extended family, teachers, social workers, and anyone concerned about a young person’s emotional well-being. Topics include: when to worry communicating with your child – practical techniques bipolar disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) autism trauma and grief bullying and abuse sleep and well-being help from your doctor red flags and managing emergencies Dr Sarah Vohra says, ‘Gut instinct is the most undervalued tool we own. Some parental anxiety is natural, but if you think something’s wrong, trust your instinct. Don’t ignore it or try to justify worrying behaviour as normal ups and downs. Early intervention is key – so talk to your child and seek professional help sooner rather than later.’

Mental Health and Wellbeing through Schools

The Way Forward

Author: Rosalyn H. Shute,Phillip T. Slee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317655060

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Mental Health and Wellbeing through Schools brings together international experts from various disciplines to identify and address a range of current challenges in this rapidly-developing field of endeavour. The opening chapter details lessons learned from research and practice, outlining some emerging challenges for the effective implementation of mental health initiatives in schools. Subsequent chapters take up the various issues, exploring problems and proposing solutions. Topics fall within four broad areas: Organisational and leadership issues such as dealing with 'wicked' or ‘hard-to-tame’ (complex and resistant) problems and taking a broad public health approach; Teacher-related issues, such as how to integrate programs successfully into schools, and teacher skills and professional learning; The challenges and opportunities of new technologies, including cyberbullying and the use of online, multimedia and mobile resources for both student and teacher learning and support; The need for a greater focus on targeted interventions for at-risk students, such as those with disabilities; also addressing ‘hard-to-tame’ problems such as bullying, youth suicide and depression. Mental Health and Wellbeing through Schools will be of interest to those involved in researching, developing, evaluating and implementing mental health initiatives in schools, including academics, practitioners, educators and educational and Mental Health policy makers. It will also be of use to professionals, such as nurses and social workers, concerned with the wellbeing of children and adolescents. The book will have international appeal, with contributors from around the world, experienced in a range of contexts. Rosalyn H. Shute is Adjunct Professor of Psychology at both Flinders and Federation Universities (Australia). Her research expertise lies broadly in clinical child psychology and paediatric psychology/child health and wellbeing. She is an experienced teacher of Developmental Psychology, educational and clinical child/paediatric psychology. Phillip T. Slee is a Professor in Human Development in the School of Education at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is a trained teacher and registered psychologist. His main areas of interest include childhood bullying/aggression, mental health and wellbeing, stress and teacher education. He has a particular interest in the practical and policy implications of his research. He and Shute recently co-authored Child Development: Theories and Critical Perspectives.

Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases

Author: Gordon, Maria

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 146669453X

Category: Education

Page: 329

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While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled students, policymakers do not always agree on what all-inclusive education should look like. Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases explores the needs that children with certain conditions—such as diabetes, cancer, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease—might have in the classroom. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics relating to pre-service teacher training, school administrators’ policies, and the experiences of children with chronic health conditions, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, educators, school administrators, policymakers, and anyone else concerned with inclusive educational rights for all students.

Promoting Health and Emotional Well-Being in Your Classroom

Author: Randy M. Page,Tana S. Page

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284066142

Category: Education

Page: 440

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Newly redesigned with easy-to-hand in worksheets and activity sheets, the Sixth Edition of Promoting Health and Emotional Well-Being in Your Classroom provides pre-service and current teachers with all the tools and up-to-date information needed for effectively promoting healthy life choices in and out of the classroom. Framed around the latest National Health Education Standards and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s six risk behaviors, this practical text facilitates instructional planning, allows for easy adaptation into various curricular frameworks, and ensures that the most essential health education content is addressed. New and Key Features: - Newly redesigned with perforated pages allow students to easily turn in assignments and activities. - Includes more than 275 interactive assessments and learning activities, many of which are new or revised. Each risk behavior chapter includes activities for advocacy, family and community involvement, and integration into core subjects including math, language arts, and social studies. - Case studies and stories open each chapter and provide an introduction to chapter material. - National Health Education Standards (NHES) are highlight throughout. - Instructor's resources include: PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, Test Bank Questions, Sample Course Syllabi, and Assignment/Activity Ideas.

An Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Author: Maddie Burton,Erica Pavord,Briony Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905133

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Anyone who works within children and adolescent mental health services will tell you what a challenging and complex world it is. To help prepare you, the authors have produced a clear introduction to child and adolescent mental health that takes you step-by-step on a journey through the subject. Beginning with the foundations, the book explores the common mental health concepts and influences that you can expect to encounter examining topics like the difference between emotional and mental health issues and how mental health problems develop. It then moves on to explore the vital skills that you will need to develop like effective communication and basic counselling skills, and introduces some of the common interventions like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic theory and Family work. Written by a multi-disciplinary team of passionate and experienced experts, the book strikes an effective balance between introducing the relevant theory and showing how this can be applied in the real world. It is an essential starting point to the subject of child and adolescent mental health and suitable for any students planning to support this group.

Promoting Mental, Emotional and Social Health

A Whole School Approach

Author: Katherine Weare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134702639

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Schools are now seen as being one of the key agents which can help redress society's most fundamental problems, create more cohesive communities and promote citizenship and a sense of social conscience in the young. Promoting Mental, Emotional and Social Health: A Whole School Approach provides a clear and practical overview of ways in which mainstream schools can promote the health of all those who work and learn in them. Supported by the latest new evidence from the UK and Europe as well as findings from the USA, it outlines and examines: * evidence that social and emotional learning and academic achievement can go hand in hand and that the same key factors underlie both happy and effective schools * the areas of school life that are the key to promoting social and affective health, including relationships with families and the community, management and the curriculum * the competencies that we all need to become more emotionally literate and relate to more effectively.

Mental Health Handbook for Schools

Author: Mary Atkinson,Garry Hornby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134619545

Category: Education

Page: 296

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This text provides information on a range of mental health problems that confront teachers and discusses their underlying causes. It considers what schools can do to help pupils and reflects on the role of the mental health services.

Mental Health in Your School

A Guide for Teachers and Others Working in Schools

Author: Young Minds

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 62

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Mental Health in Your School is a comprehensive guide to the facts and issues surrounding the mental health and well-being of children. This practical and immensely helpful guidebook was written by the Director of Young Minds, the children's mental health charity, in consultation with a wide range of practitioners in education and mental health, and funded by the Department of Health as part of its 'Health of the Nation' initiative. It includes invaluable training exercises to help identify and address mental health problems, advice on working with parents and finding outside support, an extensive list of further reading, and a clear outline of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.

Children's needs - parenting capacity

child abuse, parental mental illness, learning disability, substance misuse, and domestic violence

Author: Hedy Cleaver,Ira Unell,Great BritainDepartment for Education

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117063655

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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This second edition of "Children's needs - parenting capacity" updates the original exploration of the research literature in the light of legal and policy changes in England and findings from more recent national and international research. The edition has also been expanded to cover parental learning disabilities and how it may impact on parenting and children's health and development. The findings show that these parenting issues affect children differently depending on their age and individual circumstances. While some children grow up apparently unscathed, others exhibit emotional and behavioural disorders. This knowledge can inform practitioners undertaking assessments of the needs of children and their families and effective service responses. This publication is essential reading for practitioners, managers and policy makers concerned with improving the outcomes for children and families who are experiencing such problems.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

Resiliency in Action

Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families & Communities

Author: Nan Henderson,Bonnie Benard,Nancy Sharp-Light

Publisher: Resiliency In Action

ISBN: 9780966939439

Category: Family social work

Page: 248

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How to build bounce-back kids, families, schools, and communities is the theme of Resiliency In Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families, and Communities. It is edited by internationally recognized resiliency expert, trainer, and consultant Nan Henderson, M.S.W., whose publications are used in more than 25 countries. The book is a research-based, practical guide for educators, counselors, parents, community organizers, and mentors and is filled with the latest strategies for helping children, families, schools, and communities bounce back from risk, stress, trauma, and adversity.More than two dozen experts in the fields of child, family, organizational, and community resiliency contributed to the book, which challenges a widely accepted myth about people especially young people, who experience risks, stress, trauma, and adversity in their lives, according to Henderson. Contrary to popular opinion, the majority of these individuals, over time, do bounce back and do well. There is a growing body of scientific research from several fields that documents this fact and yields important information as to what can be done every day to facilitate this process of overcoming.This book is really three books in one: it contains the most recent research, hands-on and practical strategies, and stories of resilient individuals and best practices. The book includes 60 chapters grouped in seven sections: The Foundations of Resiliency, Resiliency and Schools, Resiliency and Communities, Resiliency Connections (Mentoring, Support, and Counseling), Resiliency and Youth Development, Resiliency and Families, and Resiliency and the Brain.

Emotional Health and Well-Being

A Practical Guide for Schools

Author: Helen Cowie,Chrissy Boardman,Judith Dawkins,Dawn Jennifer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848605587

Category: Education

Page: 240

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`This publication is a valuable and timely contribution to the current investigations into the behaviours of children and young people that impact on their emotional health. The book will serve as a practical guide for schools addressing the problem as they see it, the case studies vividly illustrating situations and behaviours that teachers will readily recognise. This is a well structured book. [It] deserves to be read and can serve as a source of information on how various behaviours have been defined, investigated and addressed. It will be of value to any school, much more than a topical or interesting read but as the basis of an institutional response to a problem seriously affecting educational achievement for individuals and schools. It would particularly serve as a stimulus to in-service training for teachers and support staff' - George Varnava, Young Minds Magazine 'Each of the authors has considerable relevant expertise so the text is rich both in research data and examples, including case studies, from their experience. Readers will find a wealth of practical advice and encouragement that is balanced by the acknowledgement of the limitations of individual interventions and the potential costs, overt and hidden, of each one. A whole-school approach is advocated and exemplified, including schools that have considered the needs of the staff' - Child and Adolescent Mental Health `This work would be of use throughout all age ranges as the different problems and strategies are very easily accessible with a lot of proven, practical support. Professor Cowie and her colleagues have produced a valuable tool for use in all schools on both micro and macro level' - Education Review `The book is an impressive and useful handbook of advice and resources. More than that, because it presents so much evidence, it's able to show, rather than tell, how schools can improve life for their pupils and teachers' - Gerald Haigh, TES Friday Magazine `This book is recommended for the wealth of practical information it contains about strategies that can help young people in distress' - Youth Studies Australia Secondary school is the place where young people are most constrained, observed and challenged to develop. This is not necessarily a stress free process, either for the young person, or for teachers and parents. This book describes behaviours, both disruptive and secretive, which indicates emotional distress. It looks at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and addresses the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss and bereavement. The authors show what schools can do to develop practices grounded in knowledge about the mental health issues which relate to young people. In an accessible way, they present a range of strategies which practitioners have shown to be effective. They focus especially on methods and policies, which have been scientifically evaluated, or which are considered best practice. Issues and interventions are illustrated throughout with case studies drawn from the authors' own practice and experience. Each of the authors has a long-standing interest in ways of creating supportive environments to prevent distress and to facilitate resilience in the young. This book is essential reading for secondary school teachers, educational psychologists, education welfare officers and all those with pastoral care responsibilities.

Health Reform Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

Meeting the Challenge of Ageing and Multiple Morbidities

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264122311

Category:

Page: 224

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This book examines how payment systems, innovation policies and human resource policies need to be modernised so that OECD health systems will continue to generate improved health outcomes in the future at a sustainable cost.