Mental Health Handbook for Schools [NOOK Book]

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This practical and accessible reference book provides valuable information on a comprehensive range of mental health problems with which teachers are often confronted. Drawing on up to date research and practice in these areas the book considers what schools can do, within the special needs framework, to help pupils with these problems. It usefully reflects on the role of the mental health services in relation to schools and how schools can adopt a whole-school preventative ...
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Mental Health Handbook for Schools

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Overview

This practical and accessible reference book provides valuable information on a comprehensive range of mental health problems with which teachers are often confronted. Drawing on up to date research and practice in these areas the book considers what schools can do, within the special needs framework, to help pupils with these problems. It usefully reflects on the role of the mental health services in relation to schools and how schools can adopt a whole-school preventative approach to mental health problems.
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'Useful reading for the non-specialist teacher. Even where a problem is clearly intractable ... the authors are able to offer encouraging and positive advice.' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement

'An excellent study of the range of childhood and adolescent mental health and the circumstances that lead to them ... Of interest to a wide readership and especially useful for school counsellors as well as classroom teachers.' Judges' comment - Winner of the TES/ NASEN Academic Book Award 2002

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203994863
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/17/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 585 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Mental health in context 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Normal and abnormal development 13
Pt. II Recognised mental health disorders 31
3 Conduct disorder 33
4 Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 46
5 Eating disorders 59
6 Anxiety disorders 71
7 Substance abuse 85
8 Depression 100
9 Suicidal behaviour and deliberate self-harm 111
10 Soiling and wetting 124
11 Obsessive-compulsive disorder 136
12 Schizophrenia 147
13 Autism 160
14 Special educational needs 173
Pt. III Psychological reactions to adverse situations 185
15 Bullying 187
16 Parental separation and divorce 199
17 Bereavement 210
18 Child abuse and neglect 224
19 Post-traumatic stress 238
Pt. IV Promoting mental health and services for children 251
20 Mental health services for children and adolescents 253
21 Promoting mental health in schools 263
Index 278
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