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.
Bullying Behavior and School Violence
Although schools are still one of the safest places for America's children, acts of bullying behavior and school-related violence have become pervasive problems (Leff, Kupersmidt, Patterson, & Power, 1999; Nansel et al., 2001). In fact, although recent ...