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April 2006 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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

"Finally, someone has taken a look into today’s classrooms and clearly sees the need to address the issues that our teachers are facing on a daily basis... This book gives teachers a better understanding of the mental health issues that children face, and gives them practical strategies for dealing with not only the students, but with their families."

Sue A. Rieg, Ed.D.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"An excellent text which provides much needed guidance for teachers on understanding various mental health issues from the perspective of educators and practical, well-researched strategies on steps to take to meet the needs of all children." 

Laura A. Barwegen
Wheaton College

"This book is a wonderful resource for teachers, principals, counselors, parents, and students in developing a better understanding of mental health.  This book will be a handy resource for those educators who work to understand the “whole” child they are educating."

Donna Schumacher-Douglas
University of Northern Iowa

"Most chapters present material in language readily understandable to educators. A helpful glossary helps to demystify unavoidable psychological jargon, which is printed in boldface throughout. Readers will appreciate the practical conventions of this text."

Camille J. Randall
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

I was looking for something a little different than this for the course I am going to be teaching.

Ms Kristine Camacho
Psychology, Northwestern Connecticut Community College
March 23, 2013

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