School mental health: International perspectives. A/Professor Louise Rowling President Intercamhs International Alliance for Child Mental Health and Schools. Themes. Context and Culture Language, existing workforce Assessing inequities Snapshots of practice Evidence base Quality practice.
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A/Professor Louise Rowling
International Alliance for Child Mental Health and Schools
Context and Culture
Language, existing workforce
Snapshots of practice
Careful use of language:
form links to schools’ core business
A Snapshot of Policy Disparity within country and across SW Pacific Region
Child mental health promotion and prevention capacity mapping
HDI = Human Development Index (2004) UNDP
emotional and behavioural skills
schools, healthy schools, safe schools
Within a whole school
Some underpinning conceptual principles
Jané-Lopis & Barry, 2005
Quality practice criteria:
Rowling & Mason 2007
Supports awhole school approachinvolving effective mental health promotion, intervention and treatment, supported bypolicies, skills forsocial emotional learning, a healthypsycho-social school environmentandaccess to servicesin the school or in the broadercommunity. Encourages thefull participationof teachers, students, families and community agencies, with informed dialogue andcollaborationamong peopleand programmes. Action supported by principlesvaluing diversity and inclusiveness, and practice thatcreatesconditions for empowermentand schoolorganizational development. Evidenceto guide training, policy, research and practice has a critical role.
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