Principal Leadership - April 2015 - (Page 24)

Out of the DARKNESS: Making Student Mental Health a Priority Together, educators and families can recognize and treat student mental illness Darcy Gruttadaro E ducators and families want what's best for children, and academic success and healthy social development rank high on their wish lists. But achieving success can be a real challenge for children with mental health conditions who may find it difficult to concentrate, interact socially, and learn and retain information. Just like students who come to school hungry, students with unidentified and untreated mental health conditions face a number of challenges. 24 Principal Leadership | April 2015 Mental health conditions are common in children and adults. According to a 2013 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), one in five adults live with a mental health condition (SAMHSA, 2014). In addition, 13 to 20 percent of children living in the United States have a mental disorder in any given year (WHO, 2011). This means, on the high end, that in a classroom of 20 students, four will have a mental health condition. Yet only about 20 percent of students with a mental health condition are identified and

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Principal Leadership - April 2015

Solution Tree
From the Editor
Bulletin Board
Cases in Point
Pepperdine University
Healthy Schools, Healthy Students
Advocates for Acceptance
Creating a Socially Inclusive School
Out of the Darkness: Making Student Mental Health a Priority
Combating Cyberbullying
How Do You Evaluate Leadership?
The Common Core and School Improvement
Salsbury Industries
Discussion Guide: The Common Core and School Improvement
Leading in Turbulent Times
Need a Little TLC?
The Principal Story by Nomadic Pictures
Growing Your STEMs
Digital Leader
Instructional Leader
Breaking Ranks in Practice

Principal Leadership - April 2015