Promoting the social and emotional health of primary school-aged children: reviewing the evidence base for school-based interventions

Green, Julie, Howes, Faline, Waters, Elizabeth, Davis, Elise and Oberklaid, Frank 2005, Promoting the social and emotional health of primary school-aged children: reviewing the evidence base for school-based interventions, International journal of mental health promotion, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 30-36.

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Title Promoting the social and emotional health of primary school-aged children: reviewing the evidence base for school-based interventions
Author(s) Green, Julie
Howes, Faline
Waters, Elizabeth
Davis, Elise
Oberklaid, Frank
Journal name International journal of mental health promotion
Volume number 7
Issue number 3
Start page 30
End page 36
Publisher Clifford Beers Foundation
Place of publication Brighton, East Sussex
Publication date 2005-08
ISSN 1462-3730
2049-8543
Keyword(s) children
health promotion
social and emotional health
interventions
systematic review of reviews
Summary Schools are key settings for promoting the social and emotional health and well-being of children. This study investigated the effectiveness of interventions to improve the social and emotional well-being of primary school-aged children. The protocol development stage of the proposed systematic review identified related and comparable research reviews, indicating a more useful review of reviews. Eight reviews of intervention effectiveness covering 322 primary studies were reviewed. The majority examined classroom-based interventions. Greater effectiveness results from a sustained focus on the promotion of mental health, on self-esteem and coping outcomes within the broad school climate, and on replicating positive impacts rather than the prevention of mental health problems. Conclusions are limited by short duration of studies, lack of detail of interventions, identified outcomes and socio-demographic data, and the relationship between processes and outcomes. This study has clearly shown how crucial carefully designed studies are in understanding strategies with potential to impact on the mental health and well-being of children.
Language eng
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008937

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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