Comprehensive Universal School-Based Early Child Screening

Comprehensive Universal School-Based Early Child Screening: Selecting item clusters, for the prediction and prevention of mental illness in adolescence and early adulthood. A validated scale based on early school assessment is needed to provide a comprehensive system to IDENTIFY mental health problems at Pre-school/Day Care, School Entry and Late Primary to prevent the occurrence of these problems in adolescence. Thompson and Carpenter (2014) emphasised that, “Students with mental health issues …

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Adolescent Internet Addiction

The roles of Parent-and-Child Mental Health and Parental Internet Addiction in Adolescent Internet Addiction Lawrence T. Lam Internet Addiction (IA) is a growing problem particularly among young people. Mental health in adolescents, such as Attention Deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and hostility, have been reported as co-morbidities of IA. On the other hand, familial and parental factors of adolescence IA have also been drawing attention and there has been …

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How to Talk to Teens and pre-Teens About Bullying Using Stories and Images

Mrs Toula Gordillo, Clinical Psychologist Talk to Teens presented at the 2015 No 2 Bullying Conference and today shares an update on her presentation ‘Is Your Child AWOL or ANOL?  How to Talk to Teens and pre-Teens About Bullying Using Stories and Images’. Metaphorical stories and symbolic images is how humanity has always sought to make sense of the world.  It is what separates us from the animal kingdom and …

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