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O'Toole, Catriona – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to scrutinise two ostensibly disparate approaches to school-based mental health promotion and offer a conceptual foundation for considering possible synergies between them. Design/methodology/approach: The paper examines current conceptualisations of child and youth mental health and explores how these inform…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention
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Burrows, Lisette – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore ways in which children and young people are being positioned as change agents for families through school health promotion initiatives in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: The paper maps and describes the kinds of policies and initiatives that directly or indirectly regard children as…
Descriptors: Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Health, Change Agents
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Gagnon, Faith A.; Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to summarize a consensus statement generated on the current challenges, strategies, and potential of health promoting schools (HPS) at a 2011 colloquium at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study where 40 people from five continents came together to share their global and regional experience surrounding…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Fundamental Concepts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Dharamsi, Shafik; Woollard, Robert; Kendal, Paul; Okullo, Isaac; Macnab, Andrew J. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: Although medical schools do well in preparing the next generation of practitioners to diagnose and clinically treat illness, they struggle in preparing them with capabilities in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention. Similarly, health promoting schools (HPS) face challenges in working to enhance the health and educational…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Medical Students, Health Education, College School Cooperation
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Kizito, Alex; Caitlin, Meredith; Wang, Yili; Kasangaki, Arabat; Macnab, Andrew J. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explain the rationale and potential for the WHO health promoting schools (HPS) to improve children's oral health, and describe validated quantitative methodologies and qualitative approaches to measure program impact. Design/Methodology/Approach: Critical discussion of the impact of poor oral health and…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Health Promotion, Comprehensive School Health Education, Statistical Analysis
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Lee, Albert; Keung, Vera Mei-wan; Lo, Amelia Siu-chee; Kwong, Amy Chi-ming; Armstrong, Erin Sophie – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: Successful implementation of Health Promoting Schools (HPS) depends on putting the model in the schools' context for both health improvement and school improvement. HPS can only be effective if the change can be sustained over an extended duration. The purpose of this paper is to discuss development of the HPS process by University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Macnab, Andrew J.; Stewart, Donald; Gagnon, Faith A. – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the rationale for and potential of World Health Organization (WHO) health promoting schools (HPS) in Africa. Design/Methodology/Approach: Overview of the related literature and presentations at the 2011 Stellenbosch international colloquium on HPS relating to sub-Saharan Africa. Findings: Schools…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Hygiene, Nutrition, Disabilities
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Grabowski, Dan – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The main aim of the paper is to explore whether health theatre as a school-based health promotion initiative communicates relevant health knowledge to children and the interrelated processes of identity development, knowledge acquisition and participation. Development of the definition of "health identity" was a subsidiary…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Interviews, Focus Groups, Theater Arts
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Griebler, Ursula; Nowak, Peter – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: Participation is a core value for health promoting schools. Student participation at schools is often implemented in various forms of councils. The aims of this article are to summarise the effects of student participation in student councils, to show who benefits most and to discuss characteristics that make student councils effective.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Student Participation, Student Government, Social Environment
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Hacker, J.; Wigg, E. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: This paper aims to review the effectiveness of a Smoke-free Homes Project in a deprived area, Salford, in the UK. The project aimed to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke within the home, chiefly amongst households with resident smokers. Design/methodology/approach: Local people from ten deprived communities were recruited as Smoke-free…
Descriptors: Smoking, Family Environment, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Somerset, Shawn – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: Schools are widely accepted as having the potential to make substantial contributions to promoting healthy eating habits in children and adolescents. This paper aims to present a case study from an Australian school of how a whole-school approach, planned and implemented through a health promoting school framework, can foster improved…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, School Activities, Health Promotion
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Conrad, Ines; Dietrich, Sandra; Heider, Dirk; Blume, Anne; Angermeyer, Matthias C.; Riedel-Heller, Steffi – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the health-promoting and stigma-reducing effect of the German school-based programme "Crazy? So what!". Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental longitudinal control-study was carried out with assessments one week prior to the school programme, immediately after it and three…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Foreign Countries
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Jerusalem, Matthias; Hessling, Johannes Klein – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review two school intervention projects aiming to promote students' self-efficacy in Germany. Self-efficacy, defined as people's "beliefs in their capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given attainments", is a core prevention criterion of mental health. It…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Program Descriptions, Intervention, Health Promotion
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Franze, M.; Paulus, P. – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present a German adaptation of the Australian programme MindMatters for school mental health promotion in secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: As well as other methods, the external evaluation consisted of a questionnaire-based pre-post-design (at one year interval of measurement; n=633…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Interpersonal Competence
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Fridrici, Mirko; Lohaus, Arnold – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to focus on the evaluation of an internet-delivered stress-prevention program for adolescents as a possible alternative for school-based implementation of mental health promotion. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 904 adolescents in grades eight and nine were assigned to four treatment conditions…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Health Promotion, Prevention
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