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Research

News Release (Oct 6-10) USA Full Service Community Schools Grants Program Award Winners http://is.gd/fS3Sj


News Story (Sep 30-10) ADHD due to genes not poor parenting, says study http://is.gd/fCdQ2

News Story (Sep 22-10) Cyber-bullying causes more depression, study finds http://is.gd/fpbvB


News Release (Sep 22-10) New ASCD Book Helps Stressed-Out Educators Take Ownership of Personal Wellness http://is.gd/fpb7h

News Story (Sep 9-10) Study urges mental health follow up in school shootings http://is.gd/fbREF

News Story (Sept 2-10) Parenting skills key to improving mental health http://is.gd/faeZ1


News Story (Aug 24-10) Kids suffer from Katrina's legacy: study http://is.gd/eAWtr

Video UNICEF Child-friendly schools make a progressive leap in Cambodia http://is.gd/eDNjT

Web Site UNICEF Child Friendly Schools http://is.gd/eDNow

News Release (Aug 17-10) UNICEF-supported child-friendly schools bring education to rural Ghana http://is.gd/eDNBE

News Story (Aug 19-10) Certain pesticides linked to attention problems in kidshttp://is.gd/eoKNf

News Story (Aug 12-10) Mental illness rises on campus: studieshttp://is.gd/eoKeR

News Story (Aug 12-10) Safe Schools (Preventing Homophobia) Improvement Act is Introduced to the U.S. Senate http://is.gd/ekbcP

News Story (Jul 29-10) N. Ireleand Education Minister Discusses Mental Health, Drugs And Alcohol Misuse With Pupilshttp://is.gd/e4moH

News Story (Jul 28-10) ADHD teens more likely to drop out http://is.gd/e2vJe

News Story (June 28-10) Schools grapple with solutions to thorny cyberbullying issueshttp://is.gd/dR7wu

News Story (Jun 26-10) Illinois Adopts Safe Students Act to Protect LGBT Studentshttp://is.gd/e0w2Y

News Story (June 25-10) New York Senate passes enumerated school anti-bullying lawhttp://is.gd/dQUrX

Report (2009) Effectiveness of Organizational Interventions for the Prevention of Workplace Stress (Canada) http://is.gd/cRAa0

News Story (June 15-10) Autistic Children Are Facing A Future Of Needless Mental Health Problems http://is.gd/e4m3o

News Story (June 16-10) P.E.I. (Canada) autism care strategy includes schools http://is.gd/cRtfB


News Story (June 15-10) US Schools Grapple with Growing Problem of Cyberbullying http://is.gd/cRvQo


News Story (May 28-10) States continue to mandate anti-LGBT curriculum in the classroom http://is.gd/cLLFp

News Story (May 26-10) School-Based Health Centers Receive Federal Funding Under US Health Reform Law http://is.gd/cLLth


News Story (May 17-10) Social stigma major challenge with AIDS, says researcher who isolated virus http://is.gd/cdTxv


News Story (Apr 26-10) Tolerating Intolerance: LGBT Students Struggle for Equality http://is.gd/cCEaY

Web Site National Day of Silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment http://is.gd/bIVlR

News Story (Apr 7-10) UK Parents 'spend more' quality time with children http://is.gd/brgYq


News Story (Apr 12-10) Spanked children more aggressive http://is.gd/br0Ks

News Story (Apr 9-10) Bullied teen told school official about abuse one week before suicide http://is.gd/bm1gs

News Story (Mar 22-10) School Health Clinic Uses Videoconferencing in Mental Health Counselling http://is.gd/b6Jr6

News Story (Mar 23-10) Mississippi Court Rules Prom Girl’s Rights Violated http://is.gd/b6JaT

News Story (Mar 23-10) Suicide of 12 year old UP girl renews debate on anti-bullying legislation in Michigan http://is.gd/b6J6Q

News Story (Mar 4-10) Bullying among USA children declining: study http://is.gd/9ZPcW

News Comment (Feb 22-10) Canadian Anti-bullying programs: ignored and insufficient http://is.gd/9207f

News Story (Feb 15-10) Lawsuit could see schools on hook for bullying http://is.gd/8ACYw

News Story (Feb 2-10) Victoria, Australia Launches Respect Ed Schools program http://is.gd/8gAZg

News Story (Feb 4-10) New ontario bully law takes effect to mixed reviews http://is.gd/8gu8m

News Story (Feb 4-10) Ghana Opens adolescent friendly Health Clinic http://is.gd/8gtrS

News Story (Feb 8-10) Utah Schools draft mental health policy http://is.gd/8gosU

News Story (Feb 10-10) Gay, bisexual teens at risk for eating disorders http://is.gd/8ghmn

News Story (Feb 10-10) Gay teens 'terrorized' in Canada's schools http://is.gd/8gh9R

News Story (Feb 12-10) Gay teenagers more likely to think about suicide: Study http://is.gd/8ggdc

News Story (Feb 2-10) UK psychologists suggest there is a strong link between heavy internet use and depression, but others dispute.. http://bit.ly/cDjQEv

News Story (Jan 21-10) Kids less happy as they're more plugged into TV, music, Web (Report) http://is.gd/71urB

News Story (Jan 19-10) Canadian Website connects teens living with cancer http://is.gd/71wWp

News Story (Jan 15-10) Toronto Schools to foster mentoring http://is.gd/6Ol5J

News Story (Jan 14-09) How to discuss disasters with your kids http://is.gd/6jPSe

News Story (Dec 23-09) Teachers Score Higher Than Other Professionals in Well-Being http://is.gd/5ySN6

News Story (Dec 8-09) New Zealand Launches $9m plan to improve behaviour in schools http://is.gd/5nm1k

News Story (Dec 2-09) How Can Schools Prevent Self-Harm Epidemics? http://is.gd/5nWsP

News Story (Nov 24-09) Mental illness costs Canada $33B annually: TD http://bit.ly/8vTWLJ

News Release (Nov 20-09) Parent Training Complements Medication for Treating Behavioral Problems in Children (NIMH in US) http://is.gd/51TYw

News Story (Nov 13-09) Children on antipsychotic drugs more prone to diabetes: Canadian study http://is.gd/51TcR

News Story (Nov 02-09) Ontario Teen's suicide story aims to help other youths http://is.gd/4P7em

Report (WHO-2009) Road accidents, suicide and maternal conditions are leading causes of death in young people http://j1wil.tk

News Report (Oct 19-09) NZ Report: Gay Youth Face Serious Health Challengeshttp://4htyj.tk

News Story (Oct 1-09) Ostracized kids' health may suffer http://sh2sk.tk

News Story (Oct 2-09) New research center to support young people with serious mental health conditions - Portland, OR http://hkpk8.tk

News Story (Sep 22-09) EU Condemns Lithuania for "Child-Friendly" Gay Information Ban http://ilcau.tk

News Story (Sep 20-09) Mental health worries grow among Canadian university students http://rkzqs.tk

Planning Guide Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) for Children, Youth and Families in Schools (Alberta, 2009) http://is.gd/fZada


Training Manual PROMOTING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH (Schools for Health Europe, 1995) http://is.gd/5A6kr


Web Pages Wraparound Services. Alberta Education Ministry http://is.gd/5HcH4

Planning Guide. School Mental Health Services for Immigrant Students (CHHS, 2009) http://is.gd/5EDTT

Policy Doc Analytic case studies: initiatives to increase the use of health services by adolescents (WHO, 2009) http://is.gd/5A6Ed

News Release (Jan 29-10) ASCD Upcoming Whole Child Podcast: School Climate on Feb 4 http://is.gd/7ABwK

Videos on the Role of School Psychologist
Video (2009) Explains Concept of Mindfulness http://is.gd/bkRR9

Collection of You Tube Videos on Classroom Management
Web Site California School Health centers Association (Includes Planning Guides and tools) http://is.gd/5FHMW


Web Site Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (USA) http://is.gd/cA3mK

Web Site. The Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning (USA) http://is.gd/cA3oD


Blog. Inclusive Schools. Claus von Zastrow (Learning First Alliance, USA) Edutopia http://is.gd/cA3xL

Web Blog Maurice Elias on Social & Emotional Learning http://is.gd/czZTP


Video Presentation - Robert Blum on School Connectedness (2007) http://is.gd/coMDE


SH-related Videos on Teacher Tube (A Collection of YouTube Videos for teachers and Classrooms)


Report Transforming School Culture with Character-Based Discipline (Character Education Partnership, USA) http://is.gd/cKl6f

Ed resource Web Site Girls Guide to Stress (Canada) http://is.gd/cKf5Z

Assessment Tool: Survey of Student Engagement http://is.gd/cKfdB

E-book. The Well-Balanced Teacher (ASCD, USA) http://is.gd/fChKD



Collection of You Tube Videos on Classroom Management
Videos on the Role of School Psychologist
Video (2009) Explains Concept of Mindfulness http://is.gd/bkRR9

Free Webinar Social and Emotional Learning: Making a Case in an NCLB WorldThursday, February 25 George Lucas Foundation http://is.gd/8CFA1

Web Site National (USA) Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention http://is.gd/7CwJu

Planning Guide. Mental Health Promotion. Dept of Health, Victoria, Australia http://is.gd/6wUDv

Web Site. Selected Articles on Child Development & Mental Health http://is.gd/5ySB7

Web Site No Name Calling Week (Preventing Teasing & Bullying) http://is.gd/5p6aJ

Planning Guide SCHOOL EMPLOYEE WELLNESS A Guide (USA Directors of Health Promotion and Education) http://is.gd/5nhKW

Web Site Student Behaviour (Social-Emotional Learning) and Attendance (ESL) Programme England http://0bnww.tk

Policy Doc US Draft Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to include bullying and harassment prevention programs. http://4f44m.tk

School Connectedness (From CDC)
Research has shown that young people who feel connected to their school are less likely to engage in many risk behaviors1, including Connected students are also more likely to have better academic achievement, including higher grades and test scores, have better school attendance, and stay in school longer. School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth This publication identifies six strategies that teachers, administrators, other school staff, and parents can implement to increase the extent to which students feel connected to school

A. Prevalence, Understanding the Problem and Approaches:


Prevalence

  • Quality of Life of Victims, Bullies, and Bully/Victims Among School-Aged Children in the Netherlands rom Advances in School Mental Health (October 2008)
  • Article. Thin adolescents: Who are they? What do they do? (Preventive Medicine, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZlDe

Understanding the Problem:

Transitions

Stigma/Help-Seeking
  • Review (2003) Help seeking for emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents: a review. http://8x1rk.tk
  • Research Study (2007) The different stages and actors involved in the process leading to the use of mental health services. http://682fs.tk
  • Article Research Summary (2007) When and how do young people seek professional help for mental health problems? http://u764a.tk
  • Research summary (2002) [Youths who do not consult ... how to improve adolescent health care access?] http://4adwc.tk
  • Article Positive and Negative Emotions Related to Seeking Help from a School Counselor from Advances in School Mental Health (October 2008)

Cultural Isolation or Oppression

  • Article Longing to belong: Social inclusion and wellbeing among youth with refugee backgrounds in the first three years in Melbourne, Australia in the October 2010 Issue #8 of Social Science & Medicine
  • Article. Social inclusion & wellbeing among refugee youth in Melbourne, Australia (Social Science & Medicine, Oct, 2010)http://is.gd/fZjmY
  • Article Ethnicity, self-concept, and school belonging: effects on school engagement http://is.gd/fZgWF
  • Article From Racial Discrimination to Substance Use (Child Dev Perspectives, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Y0p

Gender/Sexual Orientation

  • Article. Do gender differences in mental health contribute to physical health? (Social Science & Medicine, Oct 2010) http://is.gd/fZjvb
  • Article. Sex Differences in Attachment Emerge in Middle Childhood (Child Dev Perspectives, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XPL

Social Isolation/Loneliness

Spirituality

Bullying/Victimization
Interactions with Chronic Diseases & Conditions

  • Article Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Young Adults with Spina Bifida (J of Pediatric Psych, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Y4Q

Interactions with Transitions, Ages & Stages of Development

  • Article Inadequate Sleep, Psychopathology, and Shared Risk Factors in Ontario Children (J of Pediatric Psych, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Y8W
  • Article mental health and behavioural problems of early menarche (Soc Sci & Med, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0YvW
Interactions with Life Events

  • Article Disasters and Their Impact on Child Development (Child Dev, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0YHC
  • Article Disasters, Victimization, and Children’s Mental Health (Child Dev, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0YKS

Interactions with other Behaviour Problems

  • Article preschool children's emotional eating: & parent feeding habits (Am J of Clinical Nutrition, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Yde
  • Article Substance use and common child mental health problems in Britain (Addiction, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0YBv

Theories & Approaches

  • Creating Shared Mental Models for Evidence Based Mental Health Promotion in Schools From July 2009 Issue of Advances in School Mental Health
  • Article. Self-efficacy, perceived control on intention re skin cancer prevention (Health Education Research, Oct, 2010) http://is.gd/fZjFX
  • Article Cognitive Behavioral Theories Explain Injection Risk Behavior: A Review (Health Ed & Behaviour, Aug, 2010) http://is.gd/g0WDx
  • Article Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety and Depression: Beyond Heritability (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XeD
  • Article Attachment and Life History Theory (Child Dev Perspectives, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XRU
  • Article Evolving Attachment Theory (Child Dev Perspectives, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XTR
  • Article Seasonality in suicide--a review and search of new concepts (Soc Sci & Med, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0YgZ
B. Impact, Role of the School on the Problem

  • Article. The influence of school-based natural mentoring on school attachment (Health Ed Research, Oct, 2010) http://is.gd/fZjWA
  • Article The reasons for and the impact of principal-on-teacher bullying http://is.gd/fZh25
  • Article. School Environment and the Mental Health of Dutch Sexual Minority Youths (American Journal of PH, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZp0v
  • Article RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY AND TRAJECTORIES OF ADOLESCENT VIOLENCE (Criminology, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0X9I

C. Effects of Comprehensive Approaches
, Coordinated Programs and Services Whole School Strategies


On Overall Health or Mental Health

  • Article Classroom behavior problems in schools with school-wide character ed (Psychology in Schools, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZpUV

On Different Aspects of Mental Health

  • Persistently Dangerous Communities and Schools in the United States: How Might School Mental Health Help? from Advances in School Mental Health (October 2008)
  • Article. Faces of Autism (Educational Leadership, Oct, 2010) http://is.gd/fZj8O
  • Article. Responding to a Student's Depression Educational Leadership (Oct, 2010) http://is.gd/fZir3
  • Article. Evaluation of Peer Suicide Prevention Program (American Journal of PH, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZoUa
  • Article Diabetes & School Psychologists Role. (Interventions in School/Clinic, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZpO4


D. Effects of Individual Evidence-based Interventions


Policy

Services
  • Responding to a Student's Depression in the October 2009 Issue of Educational Leadership
  • Article The Why Behind RTI (Educational Leadership, Oct 2010) http://is.gd/fZhqo
  • Article. The Role of School Health Centers in Access & Outcomes (American Journal of Public Health, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZlVo
  • Article. Impact of School-Based Health Centers on the Health of Students (American Journal of Public Health, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZlZ4
  • Article. School-Based Screening for Suicide Risk: Balancing Costs and Benefits (American Journal of PH, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZmh1
  • Article Implications of the classification functioning, disability and health for tests use (School Psychology, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0X5N
Instruction

  • Article Evaluation of social/emotional skills in Portuguese elementary school children (HP International, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZpBs

Social Support

  • The influence of school-based natural mentoring relationships on school attachment and subsequent adolescent risk behaviors October 2010 Issue of Health Education Research
  • Article. Intervention re body image, eating disorders health & PE teachers (Health Ed Research, Oct, 2010) http://is.gd/fZjRR
  • Article. Identifying Barriers That Hinder Onsite Parental Involvement in School Health Promotion (HP Practice, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZp9V

Physical Environment



E. Implementation and Sustainability
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Implementation
  • Implementing multi-level programmes and approaches that address student well-being and connectedness: factoring in the needs of the schools Advances in School Mental Health (October 2008)
Capacity Building

  • Developing a Comprehensive Curriculum Framework for Teacher Preparation in Expanded School Mental Health Advances in School Mental Health (October 2008)
  • Unpacking Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Expanded School Mental Health: A Conceptual Model for Developing the Evidence-Base July 2009 Issue of Advances in School Mental Health
  • Supervising counsellors and psychotherapists who work with trauma: a Delphi study Issue #4 of the British Journal of Guidance & Counseling
  • The Mental Health Capacity Building (MHCB) for Children, Youth and Families in Schools is a unique initiative in that mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention services are integrated intoand provided in a school-based setting. There are currently thirty-one project sites implementedacross Alberta with plans for an additional nine sites in the upcoming school year.
  • Article The process of teacher education for inclusion: the Maltese experience (J of Spec Ed Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Xiz
  • Article School–university partnership in teacher education for inclusive education http://is.gd/g0XlW
  • Article development needs of teachers of spec ed/inclusion in Irish schools (J of Research in Spec Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XvO
  • Article. Preparing Latvian teachers for inclusion (J of Research in Spec Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XC6
  • Article. Teacher Ed for implementing quality inclusive education in Hong Kong (J of Research in Spec Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XGg
  • Article Developing inclusive primary school teacher education in a Finland (J of Research in Spec Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XJp
  • Article. Preparing teachers for inclusive education in Netherlands (J of research in Spec Needs, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0XNj

Sustainability/Systems Change

  • Article. Nature, Meaning, and Measure of Teacher Flow in Elementary Schools (Ed Admin Quarterly, Aug, 2010) http://is.gd/g0WGE
  • Article Model for Predicting the Presence of School Psychology Programs (School Psychology, Aug, 2010) http://is.gd/g0WRG
F Consideration of Local Community or Country Contexts

  • Article. Cumulative risk on well-being in first grade: neighborhood context http://is.gd/fZjrf
  • Article. School-Based Health Centers: Cost–Benefits Impact on Disparities (American Journal of PH, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZme9
  • Article Mental health promotion of South African Children (HP International, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZpGp
  • Review Poverty and common mental disorders in low and middle income countries (Soc Sci & Med, Aug-10) http://is.gd/g0Yqj

G.
Consideration of and Integration within the Constraints and Educational Mandate of the School

H Questions related to Future and Current Research


  • Non-Public Special Education Programs: Evaluating the Costs of Within School Alternatives for Students with Emotional Disturbance From July 2009 Issue of Advances in School Mental Health
  • Article. Reductions in Medicaid Costs using School Health Centers (American Journal of Public Health, Sep, 2010) http://is.gd/fZm8v









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