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Etherington, Victoria; Costello, Shane – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2019
Schools are increasingly being identified as ideal settings for early intervention for anxiety and other mental health challenges; however, questions remain about whether individuals who require the most assistance will receive it in more universally applied intervention programs. This study compared targeted and universal delivery approaches of a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mental Health, Early Intervention, Health Services
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Woods, Mary C.; Burns, John R. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2018
Attendance at overnight school camp is an integral component of the Australian educational landscape. However, some students are reluctant to attend camp, while others refuse to attend at all. School psychologists play an important part in supporting these students and their families, and teachers. While much is published about general school…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Resident Camp Programs, Anxiety
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Chen, Ya-Ling; Rittner, Barbara; Maguin, Eugene; Dziadaszek, Shannon – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
The aim of this research was to examine effects of cigarette smoking on depression and anxiety among children and adolescents (youth) with early onset schizophrenia and/or psychosis. Data were obtained from the national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (CMHS Program). Cubic…
Descriptors: Smoking, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Schizophrenia
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Mander, David J.; Lester, Leanne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2017
This study examined indicators of mental health, as well as strengths and difficulties, as reported by same-age boarding and non-boarding students spanning four time points over a 2-year period as they transitioned from primary to boarding school in Western Australia (i.e., at the end of Grade 7, beginning of Grade 8, end of Grade 8, and end of…
Descriptors: Boarding Schools, Transitional Programs, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Hinchliffe, Kaitlin J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
The current study explored the reasons that primary school teachers reported were tipping points for them in deciding whether or not and when to refer a child to the school student support team for excessive anxiety. Twenty teachers in two Queensland primary schools were interviewed. Content analysis of interview transcripts revealed six themes…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attribution Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Referral
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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Tyson, Orla; Roberts, Clare M.; Kane, Robert – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2009
This study investigated whether a mental health promotion program delivered by primary school teachers to prevent internalising problems in children had any impact on the teachers' job-related affective wellbeing. Teacher job related anxiety and job-related depression were measured before teaching the Aussie Optimism program, and after…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health Programs, Primary Education, Resilience (Psychology)