This book provides information to expand teacher knowledge about the nature of various mental health disorders, describing how they are diagnosed and treated, how they manifest within the school setting, and classroom interventions and services that are most likely to be effective for these students.
“The key message in this book is that mental health disorders in children and adolescents are real, that they can be identified, correctly diagnosed and successfully treated, and that teachers can play a major role in ensuring the success of students who have these disorders”. Dikel outlines a general philosophy and supportive educational processes that fit well with current educational initiatives in BC. Although the book is written from an American perspective in relation to educational services designation and supports, it outlines valuable information that translates well into a more universal framework for understanding and responding to mental health issues in our schools.
- Part I: Why School Mental Health?
- Introduces a Clinical-Behavioral Spectrum model for examining mental health disorders
- Part II: The Scope of Mental Health Disorders Affecting Children and Adolescents
- Provides a general introduction to children’s mental health, and describes specific disorders
- Part III: A School’s Mental Health Framework
- Focuses on working with students who have mental health disorders
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