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Mental health promotion in childcare centres: childcare educators' understanding of child and parental mental health

Sims, Margaret, Davis, Elise, Davies, Belinda, Nicholson, Jan, Harrison, Linda, Herrman, Helen, Waters, Elizabeth, Marshall, Bernie, Cook, Kay and Priest, Naomi 2012, Mental health promotion in childcare centres: childcare educators' understanding of child and parental mental health, Advances in mental health, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 138-148, doi: 10.5172/jamh.2011.10.2.138.

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Title Mental health promotion in childcare centres: childcare educators' understanding of child and parental mental health
Author(s) Sims, Margaret
Davis, Elise
Davies, Belinda
Nicholson, Jan
Harrison, Linda
Herrman, Helen
Waters, Elizabeth
Marshall, Bernie
Cook, Kay
Priest, Naomi
Journal name Advances in mental health
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 138
End page 148
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2012-02
ISSN 1838-7357
1837-4905
Keyword(s) mental health
childcare
childcare educators
social and emotional wellbeing
health promotion
Summary Early childhood educators have an important role to play in the development of young children's mental health yet rarely has their understanding of mental health and mental health promotion been researched. This study aims to explore childcare educators' and managers' understanding of child and parental mental health and the early signs of mental health problems. Participants (N = 19) were sampled from low socioeconomic status areas. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to explore their perceptions and experiences of child and parental social and emotional wellbeing. Results suggested that childcare staff were able to explain child wellbeing but were somewhat limited in their knowledge of risk and protective factors for child and parental mental health. They identified a need for additional training. There is a need to match understandings and practice in mental health promotion to existing early childhood frameworks which inform the work of early childhood educators.
Language eng
DOI 10.5172/jamh.2011.10.2.138
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1701 Psychology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076432

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