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ERIC Number: EJ1144762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-2998
Mental Health and Social Emotional Programming in Schools: Missing Link or Misappropriation?
Even, Trigg A.; Quast, Heather L.
Journal of School Counseling, v15 n5 2017
While differences of opinion exist on whether mental health services fall within the scope of public education, schools may represent the best opportunity to provide young people with necessary access to mental health care. Professional school counselors are uniquely qualified by training and experience to address the mental health and social emotional development needs of students, yet may be underutilized for this purpose, in part because school counselors may not be speaking the language of education, that is, academic achievement. The authors questioned whether school counseling is the missing link to advancing academic achievement or a misappropriation that deters schools from accomplishing their core mission. The literature relevant to the relationship between mental health programming and academic achievement was reviewed, and recommended talking points for professional advocacy are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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