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West Virginia Department of Education Office of Research, Accountability, and Data Governance, 2015
The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, and territories. Profiles surveys are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. Profiles monitors the current…
Descriptors: School Policy, Surveys, Profiles, Middle Schools
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Birch, David A.; Priest, Hannah M.; Mitchell, Qshequilla P. – Health Educator, 2015
Advocacy at the local school or school district level has received emphasis as a strategy for improving school health education. The involvement of health educators in advocacy for school health education has been described as "imperative" at all levels of school-based policy. Allensworth's 2010 Society for Public Health Education…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Health Education, Public Health, Teacher Role
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Guerra, Laura A.; Rajan, Sonali; Roberts, Katherine J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Poor mental health outcomes persist among adolescent youth. Secondary schools play a critical role in fostering positive mental health by implementing policies and practices grounded in evidence. The factors associated with implementation, however, are unclear. This study examines which school- and state-level factors are associated…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Secondary School Students, School Policy
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Fisher, Christine M.; Price, James H.; Telljohann, Susan K.; Dake, Joseph A. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Across the United States, school health education programs provide a wide variety of knowledge and skills to their students. There are currently no guidelines for school health methods courses. Methods: Using a 2-wave mailing followed by a third wave e-mail reminder, a final population of 226 university school health methods…
Descriptors: Health Education, Methods Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Surveys
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Demissie, Zewditu; Brener, Nancy – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Mental health conditions among youth are a major concern. Schools can play an important role in supporting students affected by these conditions. This study examined district-level school health policies related to mental health and social services to determine if they varied by district demographic characteristics. Methods: The School…
Descriptors: Demography, School Districts, Educational Policy, School Policy
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Bohnenkamp, Jill Haak; Hoover, Sharon A.; Connors, Elizabeth Halsted; Wissow, Lawrence; Bobo, Nichole; Mazyck, Donna – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
School nurses encounter many students presenting with mental health needs. However, school nurses report that they need additional training and resources to be able to support student mental health. This study involved a multilevel, stakeholder-driven process to refine the Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Training, School Nurses, Intervention
Thornton, Stephanie – Children Now, 2020
Too few children in California have access to mental health care services. For school-aged children, locating services at school is effective and efficient: school-based health systems meet students where they are, eliminate transportation barriers, and improve both health and education outcomes. Yet few schools in the state are fully equipped to…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, School Health Services, Mental Health, Health Needs
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Bjørnsen, Hanne N.; Espnes, Geir A.; Eilertsen, Mary-Elizabeth B.; Ringdal, Regine; Moksnes, Unni K. – Journal of School Nursing, 2019
Mental health education is a central part of school nurses' practice. Mental health literacy is an asset for health that educational initiatives can strengthen, and a significant determinant of mental health. This study was intended to examine the relationship between positive mental health literacy (PMeHL) and mental well-being to discuss its…
Descriptors: Correlation, Mental Health, Literacy, Well Being
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Eisman, Andria B.; Kilbourne, Amy M.; Ngo, Quyen; Fridline, Judy; Zimmerman, Marc A.; Greene, Dana, Jr.; Cunningham, Rebecca M. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: The Michigan Model for Health™ (MMH) is the official health curriculum for the State of Michigan and prevailing policy and practice has encouraged its adoption. Delivering evidence-based programs such as MMH with fidelity is essential to program effectiveness. Yet, most schools do meet state-designated fidelity requirements for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, High School Students, Health Education, Evidence Based Practice
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Donnelly, Samantha; Buchan, Duncan S.; Gibson, Ann-Marie; Mclellan, Gillian; Arthur, Rosie – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
School-based health activities that involve parents are more likely to be effective for child health and well-being than activities without a parent component. However, such school-based interventions tend to recruit the most motivated parents, and limited evidence exists surrounding the involvement of hard-to-reach parents with low socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Participation, Low Income Groups
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Adams, Sarah – Management in Education, 2020
Globally, the number of children and adults being diagnosed with a mental health condition is rising (Bor et al., 2014), leading to mental illness being described as a global burden (Vos et al., 2015). Governments around the world have been developing visions, policies and practices to reduce mental ill health through preventive measures and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Prevention
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Fabiano, Gregory A.; Pyle, Kellina – School Mental Health, 2019
Children with ADHD comprise one of the most common groups requiring supports from school mental health providers, yet current school structures and special education policies are not optimally situated to support and adapt to the inconsistent behaviors that are the hallmark of children with ADHD. The present paper reviews and synthesizes…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intervention, Guidelines, Special Education
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Leroy, Zanie C.; Wallin, Robin; Lee, Sarah – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
Children and adolescents in the United States spend many hours in school. Students with chronic health conditions (CHCs) may face lower academic achievement, increased disability, fewer job opportunities, and limited community interactions as they enter adulthood. School health services provide safe and effective management of CHCs, often for…
Descriptors: Role, School Health Services, Chronic Illness, Definitions
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Sanetti, Lisa M. Hagermoser – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Nearly a quarter of the students in the U.S. education system have a chronic health condition, disability, or special healthcare need. Students living in poverty and those at risk for or with disabilities have higher rates of health issues and encounter more barriers to accessing appropriate health care than their peers. The reciprocal influences…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Comprehensive School Health Education, Low Income Students, Poverty
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Akel, Marwan; Fahs, Iqbal; Salameh, Pascale; Godeau, Emmanuelle – Health Education Journal, 2019
Introduction: The concept of the health promoting school offers a coherent approach to promoting health and well-being within a whole school community. This study sought to evaluate the health programmes and policies adopted by different Lebanese schools, and their appropriateness for this role as part of health promotion. Methods: Our research…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Well Being, Program Evaluation
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