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 is an elimination disorder?
- How likely will it be that a teacher will have a student with an elimination disorder in the classroom in any given year?
- How can a teacher respectfully and discretely address the needs of a student with an elimination disorder?
- Should teachers be required to play a role in managing the elimination disorder of a student?
Elimination disorders in the academic setting can present a unique challenge to school personnel. Some specialized knowledge of these disorders is important to handle a student's symptoms appropriately and with sensitivity. The two elimination disorders that present most frequently in the school setting are fecal soiling (encopresis) ...