Preschoolers’ use of mental health services: An application of the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations

Hyunmin Kim, Xinhua Yu, Erik Carlton, M. Paige Powell, Cyril Chang and SangNam Ahn, 2018.Preschoolers’ use of mental health services: An application of the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations. Education and Health 36(4), 117-126. PDF

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"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

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Female pupil, 13yrs

"We were talking about (the SHEU survey) data at our recent NSCoPSE Conference, for PSHE advisers and consultants. It would be really helpful if some of this powerful data and the trends could be shared in the consultation around the PSHE Review. Colleagues shared their very positive experiences of (the SHEU survey). It provides excellent evidence of behaviour change for children and young people and of the impact of PSHE and wider interventions."

Personal and Social Development Consultant

"We did this last year with Year 8 and 10 and was incredibly useful. It is WELL worth doing and so useful to inform PSHE planning. The safeguarding audit team were delighted that we had done it. The findings are so so interesting.
"The findings are really comprehensive and range from what percentage of year 8 have breakfast in the morning to how many have tried this particular drug, to identity, health and sleep patterns, mental health, citizenship issues....
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Headteacher

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"Our use of the Health-Related Behaviour Questionnaire was commended as part of our accreditation for the National Healthy Schools Scheme." Headteacher