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ERIC Number: EJ1159021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
"Happy When They Arrive, Happy When They Go Home"--Focusing on Promoting Children's Mental Health Creates a Sense of Trust at Preschools
Haraldsson, Katarina; Isaksson, Pernilla; Eriksson, Monica
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v37 n4 p386-399 2017
A need for research on young children's mental health has been identified. Moreover, there is a need to enhance teachers' skills regarding health promotion work in preschool. The aim of the study is to examine the impact of a specific course on mental health promotion among Swedish preschool teachers. Data were gathered through interviews and documentation. A qualitative content analysis was used. Three categories: "attention", "belonging" and "personal growth"--and six subcategories emerged from the analysis. The latent content of these categories is described in the theme: "Increased awareness, in thoughts and actions, of promoting mental health may create a sense of trust at preschools". The results show that a specific course to promote mental health enhanced the teachers' awareness of mental health which improved their work with children. This contributed to the development of a sense of trust at preschools, which is important to children's mental health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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