Publication Date

2010

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Department

School for Social Work

Keywords

Child psychopathology-Prevention, School mental health services, School children-Mental health services, School administrators-Attitudes, Elementary school teachers-Attitudes, Preventative, Mental health services, Elementary school students

Abstract

This qualitative study examined the perceptions and opinions of elementary school professionals concerning the importance of providing proactive mental health services in elementary schools. There were ten participants, including one principal, two school committee members, 3 teachers and four mental health workers working in the elementary schools in Amherst, MA. This study addressed the following research question: What is the value of having preventative mental health services for all elementary school students in the Amherst public elementary schools?

Language

English

Comments

iv, 46 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)-Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2010. Includes bibliographical references (p. 40).