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ERIC Number: EJ1096512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Perceptions of Mental Health Concerns for Secondary Students with Disabilities during Transition to Adulthood
Poppen, Marcus; Sinclair, James; Hirano, Kara; Lindstrom, Lauren; Unruh, Deanne
Education and Treatment of Children, v39 n2 p221-246 2016
This study reports results from a national survey of education and community professionals regarding secondary level students with disabilities who were experiencing mental health concerns. A total of 648 professionals from 49 states completed the on-line survey. Respondents reported that almost half (48%) of their students with disabilities were experiencing some mental health concerns and that these concerns were not always addressed through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and transition planning process provided under federal law. Major barriers to providing effective services included: (a) limited availability of resources; (b) challenging student behaviors; (c) family characteristics and involvement; (d) lack of collaboration between stakeholders; and, (e) need for professional development. Key strategies to improve outcomes included: (a) increasing access to services; (b) developing student skills; (c) involving parents and families; (d) building positive student/teacher relationship; and (e) increasing training and professional development opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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