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Lordan, Grace; McGuire, Alistair – Centre for Economic Performance, 2019
From 2020 the health and relationships aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education will be compulsory in UK schools for adolescents. However less is known about how it can be taught in an effective manner. We examine, through a randomised trial, the impact of an evidenced based health related quality of life (HRQoL) curriculum…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, High School Students, Health Education, Economics Education
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Darabi, Mitra; Macaskill, Ann; Reidy, Lisa – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article examined levels of stress and associated coping strategies among UK academics. Adopting a positive psychology approach, the influence of the character strengths of hope, optimism, gratitude and self-efficacy on stress, subjective well-being (SWB), and mental health was examined in 216 academics in a UK university. The study explored…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping
Keller, Abiola O.; Vuyk, Amy; Knox, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Low health literacy disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority communities and lower-income socioeconomic groups. To address this critical determinant of health inequity, two nonprofit organizations, Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, and Bread of Healing a neighborhood-based clinic serving…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Knowledge Level, Homeless People, African Americans
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Lee, Ahyoung; Kim, HaeJung; Faulkner, Monica; Gerstenblatt, Paula; Travis, Dnika J. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: As the demand for child care continues in the United States, the well-being of the child care workforce is an important consideration as well. Child care providers have job-related stresses, which affect their physical and mental health, ultimately can lead to a variety of concerns including, high turnover and overall quality of…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Employee Attitudes, Work Attitudes, Rewards
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Collura, Jessica J.; Raffle, Holly; Collins, Aimee L.; Kennedy, Haley – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Scholars and researchers are increasingly calling attention to the need for community-based coalitions to become more inclusive of local residents and engage those most directly affected by the issues. One population, however, often remains the recipient of services as opposed to partners or leaders in community change initiatives: youth. Over the…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Empowerment, Mental Health, Prevention
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
American public education policy and practice has long focused on what can be done to meet the academic needs of all students during the school day. Today, more families and students are facing challenges outside of school that affect student academic performance in classrooms. Challenges such as homelessness, food security, mental health and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Needs, Hunger, Wellness
Arria, Amelia; Wagley, Greta – American Council of Trustees and Alumni, 2019
As colleges and universities acknowledge the connection between behavioral health and student success, ACTA releases this powerful report calling for a new level of awareness and collaborative action by presidents and trustees to address student alcohol and drug use. The report provides examples of successful, evidence-based programs implemented…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Drug Use, Academic Achievement
Guevara, Carlos – UnidosUS, 2019
Indiscriminate enforcement and worksite raids, a revival of anti-immigrant activity at the state level, and the undermining of our legal immigration system are all putting nearly 6 million U.S. citizen children at risk of separation from their families. And many of these children are Latino. Beyond the "Border: Family Separation in the Trump…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Law Enforcement, Immigration, Family Relationship
Fleming, Laurie; Lindahl, Brenda; Gowda, Anupama; Beshears, Valerie – National Association of School Nurses, 2018
Environmental health is a segment of public health, and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) environmental health, "addresses all the physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person and all the related factors impacting behaviors. It encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Public Health, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards
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Abdul Yekeen, A.F.; Bell, J.; Boorman, A.; Hancock C.; Kelly A.; Kelly, E.; Mulrooney, H.M.; Streich, R. – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2017
Personal health & wellbeing are rated more highly in those with higher educational qualifications than those without, and good health & wellbeing are likely to impact upon student attendance and hence attainment at university. It is important to understand factors which may affect perceived health and wellbeing from a student perspective…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Knowledge Level, Risk
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Payne, Nancy A.; Anastas, Jeane W. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
While the rates of teen childbearing have declined in the United States, adolescents who become pregnant and decide to bear and rear their babies are often from low-income, highly stressed families and communities. This article will describe the psychosocial problems of pregnant urban teens and how exposure to interpersonal trauma and current…
Descriptors: Low Income, Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Prenatal Influences
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Shelton, Rachel C.; Griffith, Derek M.; Kegler, Michelle C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2017
Most public health researchers and practitioners agree that we need to accelerate our efforts to eliminate health disparities and promote health equity. The past two decades of research have provided a wealth of descriptive studies, both qualitative and quantitative, that describe the size, scale, and scope of health disparities, as well as the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Social Justice, Health Services, Intervention
Lauen, Joanna; Henderson, Dorothy; White, Barbara; Kohchi, Joaniko – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Achieving reproductive health and justice matters to family and child well-being. These two ideals are, however, often put at odds in public policies and discourse that shape the systems and programs that affect pregnant women and families. This article describes the Irving Harris Foundation's historic approach to investing in early childhood and…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Well Being, Vignettes, Infants
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Torp, Steffen; Lysfjord, Linda; Midje, Hilde Hovda – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Because of governance and management changes in universities in recent decades, the working environment of university academics has changed. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to investigate whether university academics are more workaholic and report more work-family conflicts than other university personnel and to provide empirical…
Descriptors: Family Work Relationship, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, School Personnel
Beisser, Sally R.; Peters, Randal E.; Thacker, Valerie M. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Given the increased attention on school-based programs to decrease obesity and emphasize fitness among children, there is an alarming lack of attention on health and wellness of school administrators. This study investigated the work-life balance, health, and nutrition status of secondary administrators in one Midwest state using an online survey.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Child Health, Wellness
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