A practical guide to help schools to identify early indicators of mental health difficulties in young children.
Teachers have a responsibility to support the mental health of children in their care. Current statistics show a significant rise in mental health difficulties in children and young people, and new legislation urges schools to consider whether continuing disruptive behaviour might be the result of an unmet need. However, this is not an area that is universally addressed in teacher training programmes or books.
Using real life case studies, this book supports all teachers and school staff in understanding and identifying the early signs of mental health difficulties, and explains how to bring about appropriate early interventions.
Paula Nagel began her career in education as a primary school teacher with responsibility for personal, social and emotional curriculum development, before qualifying as an Educational Psychologist. She practised as an Educational Psychologist within local authorities for sixteen years before taking a post with the children's mental health charity, Place2Be. London. Paula has a specialist interest in early years' development and working with parents, and provides consultation for schools to identify and support the impact of mental health difficulties on behaviour and achievement.
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