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ERIC Number: EJ863158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Gatekeeper Training for Youth Workers
Cartmill, Tania; Deane, Frank; Wilson, Coralie
Youth Studies Australia, v28 n1 p5-12 Mar 2009
Adults who act as gatekeepers for young people may have the same barriers to help-seeking for mental health issues as young people. This study investigated the personal help-seeking practices of 47 Australian youth workers prior to and after a training workshop on youth mental health issues. Pre-post workshop evaluation revealed some increases in behaviour, intentions and problem-solving capacity but no changes in belief-based barriers, intentions to seek help for suicidal thoughts, or referral skills. The relationships between help-seeking variables and referral skills were explored to investigate the impact that personal help-seeking may have on professional practice. (Contains 2 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia