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International Journal for Leadership in Learning, v1 n1 2013

There are a growing number of children who begin to develop mental concerns during the school-age years. As such, it is important that schools recognize and understand mental health issues and are actively engaged in supporting these students. This article provides a review of mental health in schools, highlighting the importance of school-health partnerships and supportive school environments. Additionally, the role of teacher training programs, prevention and intervention programs, professional development for teachers, and school leadership in the context of mental health support are discussed.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Educational Environment, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education, Prevention, Intervention, Faculty Development, Language of Instruction, Mental Health Programs, Barriers, Role of Education, Administrator Role, Children, Adolescents, Literature Reviews

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Autor: Climie, Emma; Altomare, Alyssa A.


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