Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The central intention of Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties (EBDs) is to contribute to readers' understanding of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and also their knowledge of appropriate ways of preventing and responding to EBDs, in terms of intervention and policy. The journal aims to cater for a wide audience, in response to the diverse nature of the professionals who work with and for children with EBDs.

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Website Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties website
Other titles Emotional and behavioural difficulties (Online), Emotional and behavioural difficulties
ISSN 1363-2752
OCLC 47221403
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Mental health difficulties affect 1 in 10 children and adolescents, and up to half of adult cases begin during the school years. The individual and societal impacts of such difficulties are huge, and include poorer quality of life, lost economic productivity, destabilisation of communities, and high rates of health, education and social care service utilisation. Using early intervention and prevention in schools as a central component of a co-ordinated response to this emergent public health crisis makes good sense. Schools play a central role in the lives of children and their families, and their reach is unparalleled. It has been argued that truly comprehensive and effective mental health promotion in schools requires a universal screening component, but this is a controversial proposition. In this article we explore some of the opportunities and challenges posed by such a system. In doing so, we critically assess international literature on social validity (e.g. acceptability, feasibility and utility), definition and conceptualisation (e.g. what do we mean by ‘mental health’ and related terms?), design and implementation (e.g. planning, tool selection, linking to referral and intervention systems), psychometric considerations (e.g. are available instruments reliable and valid?), diversity (e.g. taking into account cultural variation) and costs and benefits (e.g. are the human, financial and material costs of universal screening justified by the improvements in provision and outcomes they bring?). We conclude by presenting a vision for a school-based system that takes into account these important factors.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: Antisocial disorders, such as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD), are common reasons for youth to be seen for clinical intervention. The intent of this constructivist grounded theory study was to evaluate clinicians’ perspectives on the aetiology of antisocial disorders. Six professionals from various professional backgrounds were interviewed in order to gain insight into how theoretical orientations influence the understanding of antisocial disorders and subsequent clinical approaches. The findings from the research interviews suggest a range of perspectives on aetiology, such as a variety of predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating and differentiating factors. The results illustrate relative consistency in the understanding of aetiology among practitioners from varying theoretical orientations. Further, a biopsychosocial approach to aetiology and clinical decision-making was emphasised, despite differing theoretical orientations.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: The current research aimed to increase understanding of the experiences of young people and their parents of managed moves, what contributed to success and the nature of the challenges experienced. The study was conducted in one English Local Authority, where five young people and their parents were interviewed. Five superordinate themes emerged from the interviews, relating to: the initial process (people, trail period, managed moves as a positive solution); the reasons for the move (bullying/social isolation, breakdown in relationships with staff); conceptions of success (happiness, improved self-perceptions, learning and progress), factors contributing to success (fresh start/clean slate; home–school communication; pastoral support, school suitability) and problems arising (moving a problem, narratives around young people, timing and family stress). The findings are discussed in relation to implications for practice.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: This study examined executive function (EF) skills and self-reported symptoms of ADHD. EF skills were measured to determine whether skills were different between groups that reported clinical levels of ADHD symptoms (clinical group) and nonclinical levels of ADHD symptoms (nonclinical group). EF skills in the nonclinical group were also investigated to determine whether differences existed for those who received false positive and negative feedback about an ADHD diagnosis. Results indicated statistically and clinically significant differences in EF skills between the clinical and nonclinical group. Participants in the nonclinical group who reported elevated scores on the ADHD screener after receiving false positive feedback had statistically significantly different EF function scores, but not clinically significant scores, compared to the participants in nonclinical group who received negative feedback.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

  • No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: We investigated whether perceived inclusion and exclusion with peers at school, as well as self-reported bullying exposure, affected positive and negative affect among 1161 students from grades five through seven. Positive affect was significantly, but only weakly, affected by perceived exclusion and inclusion. Negative affect was not related to perceived inclusion; however, both perceived exclusion and self-reported bullying exposure gave effects on negative affect. Our research points to the need of creating a learning environment that promotes inclusion and caring and supportive interpersonal relationships. This will probably increase student functioning.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we review the factors that impact the mental health of children and youth, highlight the magnitude of the mental health problem based on data from selected countries, emphasise the influence that culture has on the development of children and youth, and delineate several strategies and programmes proven to be effective when working with children and youth in educational settings.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: Teachers are key professionals in responding to children and adolescents with possible mental health difficulties and who exhibit social, emotional or behavioural difficulties in the classroom. Health and education policy increasingly positions teachers as vital agents in connecting mental health services with affected young people. A growing corpus of research, however, questions practitioners’ capacity to undertake this important role, particularly given the limited space afforded to content around mental health in pre-service teacher education. This paper reports on a qualitative case study, conducted in an Australian context, investigating pre-service teacher responses to five vignettes of young people presenting behaviours indicative of possible mental health difficulties. In light of educator expectations to identify and appropriately respond to mental health difficulties, this study discloses the need for explicit, structured mental health guidance which form a discrete, core ‘knowledge base’ of teacher education. Patterns in data, analysed in light of policy literature, also suggest the value inherent in advocating open-minded, non-judgemental and collegial professional responses. Further research opportunities highlighted include a systematic review of current provision around mental health in pre-service teacher education programmes.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: Students with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) are increasingly receiving more of their instruction in the general education classroom where they have access to a rigorous curriculum and a highly qualified teacher. In some cases, a co-taught classroom (one in which a general educator and a special service provider equally co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess) can provide many benefits to students with EBD, especially if co-teachers differentiate their instruction. This article provides an overview of co-teaching and illustrates how co-teachers can differentiate instruction for students with EBD in co-taught classrooms for students ages 9-18.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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    ABSTRACT: When discussing contributions from psychology in/to educational practices like school-based mental health promotion, it is peculiar that psychologists (of an educational or clinical kind) or education-oriented sociologists, both not often based in schools or classrooms, dominate the topic. It has been acknowledged that school staff have been over looked and underutilised in contributing to the discussion, particularly as this pertains to sharing perspectives on how they experience their role in relationship to education policy and practice. The study presented here looked to address this situation by seeking the perspectives of school staff on a range of concerns situated at the nexus between education and psychology. Contrary to the type of displaced assessment intimated above, this group of school staff generally accepts they perform a crucial task in supporting students, their main concern being to incisively question how they might negotiate existing role-related pressures to better current school-based practice.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2014 · Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties