Mizzou LTC 1100 - Mental Health in School notes (4 pages)

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University of Missouri
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Ltc 1100 - Orientation

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Mental Health in Schools 09 22 2014 Children and Youth at Risk Child Abuse o Report made every 10 sec o 5 children die every day Over 50 made by professionals Sexuality and Pregnancy o 47 4 of HS students have sex o 50 of the 19 million STDs each year are 15 24 years old o 40 boys and 30 girls have first sexual intercourse in 9th grad 24 million suffer from eating disorders adolescent suicide rate has tripled in past 30 years Mental Health includes biological cognitive and social emotional development What is child abuse Any mistreatment of a child under the age of 18 that results in risk of harm or injury Legal definition varies from state to state some may not be criminal but are still harmful to a child 90 of all teachers see abused or neglected children in their classrooms Handling Disclosure Listen to and believe the child Private place to talk Reassure that they did the right think by reporting it Rephrase important thoughts using childs vocabulary Am I understanding what you said Tell child that help is available and that you must report to someone who can help It will help the family Report immediately 18003923738 Seek out support for yourself Do not Promise confidentiality Do not express panic or shock Ask leading or suggestive questions Make negative comments about perpetrator Disclose information indiscriminately 09 22 2014 09 22 2014



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