ERIC Number: EJ823556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 9
Commentary: Scaling up Social-Emotional and Academic Supports for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities
Hanley, Tom V.
School Psychology Review, v32 n3 p327-330 2003
Elias, Zins, Graczyk, and Weissberg (2003) have written a concise summary of the daunting challenges and possible solutions to improve outcomes for students with mental health needs. As a special educator, the author wants to focus his comments on the potential benefits of school-wide approaches for students with the greatest psychosocial needs. The critical importance of these efforts cannot be denied; recent estimates identify approximately 20% of children and adolescents under the age of 18 with mental health disorders. When one out of five children suffer from conditions that directly affect their chances for success in life, "everyone" with an interest in child development and learning needs to consider better approaches to prevention and intervention. In this article, the author first attempts to contextualize students with mental health disorders within the larger school population and then links federal efforts to improve their outcomes with the themes presented in the Elias et al. (2003) article.
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Special Education Teachers, Child Development, Disabilities, Special Education, Mental Disorders, Intervention, Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Emotional Disturbances, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001