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.

Communication Between Parents and Professionals

Communication Between Parents and Professionals

Communication between parents and professionals
Thomas A.WoodS. ThomasKordinak

Prereading Questions

As you read this chapter, reflect on the following questions and issues:

  • What factors are involved in the development of communication skills?
  • How does the structure of the family unit affect the process of communication between parents and professionals?
  • How does a child's disability affect parent-professional communication?
  • How can parent-teacher communication be enhanced?
  • Why is it important to maintain confidentiality between parents and professionals?

Communication between parents and professionals is an important process in the education of children and youth. More often than not, a breakdown in communication results in the creation of a difficult situation or will make an already difficult situation worse. This chapter deals with issues surrounding the process of ...

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