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Whitley, Jessica; Gooderham, Suzanne – Exceptionality Education International, 2016
Worldwide, prevalence rates of students experiencing mental health difficulties are growing, with only one in five receiving treatment. The role of teachers in collaborative efforts both to identify and to provide effective services for these students is an essential one. However, scant research has explored the mental health literacy of…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Preservice Teachers, Vignettes
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Whitley, Jessica; Gooderham, Suzanne – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Mental health issues continue to present barriers for Canadian children, in terms of both psychological and academic outcomes. Growing numbers of students are placed "at risk" as a result. A mental health promotion approach suggests that students can develop a number of skills and competencies, namely those related to social-emotional…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Promotion, Children, Evidence
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Whitley, Jessica – Exceptionality Education International, 2010
There has been recent attention paid to the mental health issues experienced by many children and youth in Canada and internationally. In particular, the role of the school and educational leaders in preventing mental health difficulties and intervening in the case of mental illnesses has been highlighted. This paper presents an overview of…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Intervention
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Whitley, Jessica; Lupart, Judy L.; Beran, Tanya – Exceptionality Education International, 2009
This paper provides a description of the demographic characteristics as well as the social and academic experiences of a nationally representative sample of Canadian students receiving special education services for an Emotional/Behavioural Difficulty (EBD) and a comparison group of students without disabilities (ND). Data summarized in this…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Low Income, Special Education, Emotional Disturbances
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Zinck, Lana; Finn, Cindy; Whitley, Jessica; Heath, Nancy Lee – Exceptionality Education Canada, 2005
The goals of the present study were to examine: the types of services received by a sample of children displaying emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD), parents' awareness of the services received by their children, and the association between the severity of the children's EBD and parental awareness of services. Participants included a…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Emotional Disturbances