ERIC Number: ED443216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Health Issues on Campus: A Resource Kit for Staff.
Andrews, Jana; McLean, Patricia
This resource kit provides information intended to assist Australian disability liaison officers (DLO) and others who work with college students with psychiatric disabilities to understand the effects of mental health issues on learning in the context of post-secondary education. The guide suggests a range of compensatory strategies that aim to optimize learning outcomes for students and considers how institutions are best able to meet the needs of this group of students. The suggestions and strategies are the result of an Australia-wide research project that investigated the learning support needs of students with psychiatric disabilities. The kit is divided into the following sections: (1) understanding students with mental health issues (forms of mental disorders, and time frames and onset of mental disorders); (2) support processes and structures (principles of relating to students with mental health issues, suggestions for monitoring student progress, and advocacy options); (3) management strategies (collaborative linkages with external providers, dealing with unusual behavior, and student discipline); and (4) implications for policy and systemic changes, including internal and external systems. An appendix includes tables that provide suggested accommodation strategies for the following functions: perceptual, consciousness and attention, organizational and planning, cognitive, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, behavioral, and physiological. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Advocacy, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, College Students, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Discipline Policy, Educational Improvement, Emotional Disturbances, Etiology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Incidence, Interpersonal Communication, Mental Disorders, Student Personnel Services, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia