Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom provides educators with a thorough, readable guide to some of the most common mental health issues and symptomatology that they are likely to confront in their daily work with students. Few teachers are specifically taught what behaviors by students may potentially result in severely reduced functioning or risk of harm to self or others. Many teachers today receive a trial by fire when confronted with mental health crises. This text will assist educators in recognizing symptoms of crisis and provides them tools that will help them take the proper steps toward addressing the mental health issues of their students.
As you read this chapter, reflect on the following questions and issues:
- What responsibilities do schools have to students who engage in behaviors that are illegal?
- Are you more empathetic toward students who have behavior problems for a reason than you are toward students who are just “bad”?
- How would you handle being afraid of a student in your classroom?
- Why do some students engage in aggressive behavior?
- Does aggressive or antisocial behavior suggest the presence of a personality flaw?
Students with Conduct Disorder present one of the most difficult philosophical and practical concerns to classroom educators. These students may engage in behaviors that are ostracizing, harmful, oppositional, or frightening. It is important to know that, although ...