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ERIC Number: EJ997385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Promoting Mental Health Literacy among Educators: Critical in School-Based Prevention and Intervention
Whitley, Jessica; Smith, J. David; Vaillancourt, Tracy
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v28 n1 p56-70 Mar 2013
Teachers and other school staff play key roles as partners in the prevention, identification, and intervention of mental health difficulties among children and youth. However, it is essential that teachers are equipped with sufficient mental health literacy to engender effective practices in these areas. This article reviews the literature related to mental health literacy with respect to the perceived preparedness of teachers as well as approaches that have been taken or are under way to improve literacy. A specific focus on bullying is also highlighted. Finally, suggestions emerging from current research as to the elements of effective approaches to teacher preparation are explored as well as recommendations for future research in the area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada