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ERIC Number: EJ1251771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2073-7629
Mental Health Promotion in Schools: A Comprehensive Theoretical Framework
Cavioni, Valeria; Grazzani, Ilaria; Ornaghi, Veronica
International Journal of Emotional Education, v12 n1 p65-82 Apr 2020
Recent decades have seen a rise in mental health problems among children and adolescents. Despite a proliferation of studies describing effective school-based mental health programs, reviews of current research in this field suggest a strong lack of consensus concerning the definition of school mental health and its constructs. In the present paper, we set out to fill this gap via a two-step process: first, we offer a critical overview of recent research around the concept of school mental health; second, we propose a comprehensive theoretical framework for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers involved in mental health promotion and school prevention programs. The proposed framework comprises three key domains: the first two, cover the promotion of social and emotional learning and resilience, while the third concerns the prevention of behavioural problems.
Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health. Old Humanities Building (OH) Room 241, University of Malta, MSD 2080, Malta. Tel: +356-2340-3014; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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