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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
Children and adolescents are establishing patterns of behavior that affect both their current and future health. Young people are at risk for engaging in tobacco, alcohol, or other drug use, participating in violence or gang activities, and initiating sex at an early age. However, a growing body of research demonstrates that enhancing protective…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Health Promotion, Smoking, Outcomes of Education
Ordetx, Kirstina – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012
This book provides teachers and other professionals with a highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome and related social challenges to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing a solid, basic foundation in Theory of Mind (ToM). Dr. Kirstina Ordetx provides…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Lesson Plans, Autism, Asperger Syndrome
Cowan, Katherine C. – Communique, 2012
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children's positive learning and development. There is heightened urgency to the imperative to advance school-based mental health and school psychologists' expertise as essential to the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Evidence, Health Services, Health Promotion
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2011
What happens when school personnel, or family members of one's students are laid off, are out of work for months, and their unemployment insurance ends? What happens when students complain that they can't find after-school or summer jobs? When these things occur, people worry about what will happen to them and to those they care about. Students…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Adolescents, Job Layoff, Insurance
Schultz, Dana; Barnes-Proby, Dionne; Chandra, Anita; Jaycox, Lisa H.; Maher, Erin; Pecora, Peter – RAND Corporation, 2010
The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) was developed for use by school-based mental health professionals for any student with symptoms of distress following exposure to trauma. The Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) was adapted from CBITS for use by any school personnel with the time and interest to work with…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health Workers, Health Programs, Child Welfare
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Hasken, Julie; Kresl, Laura; Nydegger, Teresa; Temme, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Diabulimia, the omission or reduction of insulin use by persons with type 1 diabetes, is a harmful method of weight control. The purpose of this article is to present school health personnel with the information they may need to become more aware of the possibility of diabulimia in their students--especially females--with type 1…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Comprehensive School Health Education, Prevention, Health Personnel
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Dowdell, Elizabeth Burgess; Bradley, Patricia K. – Journal of School Nursing, 2010
Today's youth are more technologically savvy than any other generation possessing the ability to go online anytime. This increase in use of and access to technology has also provided adolescents with increasing opportunities to experience online relationships, which can place them in a vulnerable position and risk for harassment, bullying,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Risk, Antisocial Behavior
Nippold, Marilyn A., Ed.; Scott, Cheryl M., Ed. – Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009
School success in the 21st century requires proficiency with expository discourse--the use and understanding of informative language in spoken and written modalities. This occurs, for example, when high school students read their textbooks and listen to their teachers' lectures, and later are asked to demonstrate their knowledge of this complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Intervention
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Regan, Mary Elana – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Youth violence in the city of Philadelphia, PA, has reached epidemic proportions. The majority of homicides related to gun violence is most prevalent among African American males aged 19 to 24 years. Therefore, it is essential to implement youth violence prevention programs to a target population several years younger than this age group to…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Weapons, Charter Schools, Violence
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008
Reactions to the trauma of an earthquake are likely to show up in children's behavior at school, and teachers can play an important role in the recovery of their students. By better understanding students' reactions, teachers can be prepared to provide appropriate support within the school setting. By being informed about trauma, teachers and…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Emotional Problems, Coping, Guides
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2008
This information sheet summarizes material found in the "In-Depth General Information Guide to Childhood Traumatic Grief" and "In-Depth Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief for School Personnel." Childhood traumatic grief is a condition that some children develop after the death of a close friend or family member. Children who develop…
Descriptors: Grief, Coping, Death, Child Health
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2008
This guide to self-evaluation and improvement builds upon the advice given in the publication "A Guide to Evaluating Services for Children and Young People Using Quality Indicators" (HMIE, 2006) (A summary of the quality indicators is reproduced in Appendix I). Local authorities, agencies and professionals who have responsibilities for…
Descriptors: Health Services, Child Welfare, Social Work, Young Adults
Gabriels, Robin L., Ed.; Hill, Dina E., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
Individuals with autism and their caregivers face unique challenges in later childhood and adolescence, yet this period is often neglected in the professional literature. This much-needed volume translates current research on the needs of this population into practical recommendations for clinicians and educators. Featuring vivid case examples and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Caregivers, Assistive Technology, Sexuality
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Kitagawa, Pam; Ridley, Melanie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2005
Today, the media, policy makers, educators, and parents are all talking about abstinence. Unfortunately, these groups often do not define the term or assume a singular, limited definition. However, each group and possibly each individual have a different definition of the word. In this environment of confusion and miscommunication, it is essential…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Definitions, Semantics, Pregnancy
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Hoban, Mary T.; Ward, Robert L. – Journal of American College Health, 2003
For the past six years, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has had two cooperative agreements from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health. Both cooperative agreements focus on the prevention of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) among college students, particularly for…
Descriptors: Prevention, Health Programs, Adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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