Mizzou LTC 1100 - Mental Health in Schools (8 pages)

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University of Missouri
Course:
Ltc 1100 - Orientation

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Mental Health in Schools Why mental health in schools Accessing and meeting the needs of students who require mental health services is facilitated by contact through and at schools Addressing psychosocial and mental and physical health concerns is essential to the effective school performance of some students What is my responsibility to my students Video Should I be concerned ADHD between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD or approximately 2 million children in the United States This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children it is likely that at least one will have ADHD Autism estimated that 3 4 of every 1 000 children 3 10 years old had autism Depression 1 in every 10 children and adolescents are affected by serious emotional disturbances Eating Disorders Nationwide 12 3 of high school students had gone without eating for 24 hours or more to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight during the last 30 days One percent 1 of female adolescents suffer from anorexia Suicide third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds among this age group suicide accounts for 12 3 of all deaths In 2007 6 9 of high school student surveyed through the Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated they had attempted suicide in the last 12 months and 14 5 had seriously considered attempting suicide Facilitate learning and be and advocate What is child abuse Child abuse is any mistreatment of a child under the age of 18 by parents caregivers and others that results in risk of harm or injury The legal definition of child abuse varies from state to state It is important to note that some acts such as exposing a child to domestic violence may not be criminal but may still be harmful to a child Physical Abuse Any non accidental physical injury Non accidental injuries may include beatings bruises welts shaking burns human bites strangulation immersion in scalding water broken bones or internal injuries EMOTIONAL NEGLECT ABUSE Failure of a parent or caregiver to provide the appropriate



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