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The authors look at both the risk factors and the protective factors involved in emotional health, and address the impact of issues such as bullying, social exclusion, loss, and bereavement.

Predicting the Difficulties
Predicting the difficulties

Where there is a shared culture of professional development and action research … interventions will develop through the process of collective review. Where that culture only partly exists, schools may only stumble across interventions and will end up with a very ad hoc approach to improvement. Interventions need to be systematically mapped, planned, implemented, and evaluated as the prime means of improving schools against their previous best. (Brighouse, 1999, p. 141)

Developing and implementing an intervention requires a transition to new ways of working that can be very challenging and even, at times, disturbing (Cowie and Wallace, 2000). For example, the transition to peer support as a method for alleviating distress in the peer group often involves a major change in ...

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