142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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School Mental Health in K-12 :Organizational Strategies and Health Promotion Interventions that Support Emotional Resilience

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This innovative session offers research based strategies that address the significance of school culture on the behavioral health of students and faculty. Within this context, the second half of the session offers findings from studies of interventions that explore ways to combat stigma and bullying behavior.
Session Objectives: Describe the effects of school context on attitudes, beliefs and behaviors about mental health and mental illness for students in the K-12th grades. Analyze the impact of student-level and organizational interventions designed to mediate the effect of stigma, support help-seeking behavior, and support students who are victimized by bullying. Describe culturally competent strategies that support emotional resilience in urban and rural K-12 school environments.
Ramesh Raghavan, MD, PhD

Effect of a Randomized Anti-Stigma School-Based Intervention on Received and Delivered Problem Behaviors
Melissa DuPont-Reyes, MPH, Kirstin Painter, PhD, LCSW, Kay Barkin, Jo C. Phelan, PhD and Bruce Link, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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