Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom (The Life of...)

Fostering Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the Classroom (The Life of...)

By: Raymond J. Waller (editor)Paperback

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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.

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Raymond J. Waller is an associate professor of special education at Piedmont College/Athens and is on the faculty at the University of Georgia in the School of Social Work. He is an active school consultant in the areas of student behavior problems and child and adolescent mental health issues.


Introduction - Raymond J. Waller & Jeffrey P. Douglass PART I: INTRODUCTION TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH 1. The Educator's Role in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Raymond J. Waller, Diane J. Bresson, & Katie S. Waller 2. A Teacher's Guide to Understanding the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders - Denise M. Green 3. Dealing with Problem Behavior in the Classroom: A Behaviorological Perspective - Jerome D. Ulman PART II: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FREQUENTLY CONFRONTED IN THE CLASSROOM 4. Elimination Disorders - Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc 5. Mood Disorders: Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder - Amy C. Traylor and M. Elizabeth Vonk 6. Childhood Anxiety Disorders - Joseph Himle, Daniel Fischer, Michelle Van Etten, and Jordana Muroff 7. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Nina Yssel 8. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Julie Sarno Owens and Lauren Richerson PART III: MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES INVOLVING SIGNIFICANT RISK TO SELF OR OTHERS 9. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Obesity - Laura Myers 10. Conduct Disorder - Raymond J. Waller, Katie S. Waller, Diane J. Bresson, & Michelle Schramm 11. Bullying Behavior and School Violence - W. Sean Newsome and Michael Kelly 12. Childhood Sexuality and Sexual Behavior - Ramona M. Noland 13. Child Abuse and Neglect - Julie Palmour, Diane J. Bresson, and Raymond J. Waller 14. Self Injury and Suicide - Steve Knotek, Sarah Hamel, Rachel Schoolman, and Natalie Siegel PART IV: MOVING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 15. The Role of the Educator in Early Identification, Referral and Linkage - Dawn Anderson-Butcher 16. Communication Between Parents and Professionals - Thomas A. Wood and S. T. Kordinak 17. Mental Health Needs and Problems as Opportunities for Expanding the Boundaries of School Improvement - Hal A. Lawson, Kevin Quinn, Eric Hardiman, and Robert Miller Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412909075
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781412909075
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 1412909074

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