School for Social Work
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
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?
Olivares, Jessica Ann, "The importance of preventative mental health services for all children in elementary schools : school and administrator and teacher perspectives : a project based upon an independent investigation" (2010). Masters Thesis, Smith College, Northampton, MA.