Special Issue "Mental Health of Child and Young People"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: teachers; students; school; well-being; emotional competence
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Mental health is defined as a state of well-being that allows people to acquire and develop cognitive, emotional, and social competences, allowing them to resiliently cope with life stressors and deal with life challenges. It is well-established in the existing literature that children and young people who experience positive support from parents and teachers may develop psychological resilience. Children and adolescents with higher levels of psychological well-being have higher levels of academic achievement, with high engagement in school life and satisfaction in their later life and jobs. In fact, having experience of positive relationships in early childhood with caregivers and emotional support in school-life experiences may positively impact children’s and young people’s resilience. Conversely, when children and adolescents are exposed to multiple risk factors their risk of developing mental health problems and poor outcomes in adulthood increases. Furthermore, schooling and teaching do not occur in a vacuum. The relationship between teachers, their colleagues, and their headmaster, as well as, in general, all those involved in the school environment, has an impact on the social and emotional development of pupils. Therefore, the quality of the school environment plays a relevant role in generating resilience in children and young people. Nevertheless, there is a strong need to deepen our knowledge on how to reduce risk factors and promote protective environments to foster resilience. Factors that should be observed are many and different, such as parenting styles, teachers’ support, training programs, evidence-based interventions, policy programs, and school cultures. This Special Issue addresses this topic by inviting scholars to share findings, perspectives, and approaches, with the aim to promote and build a resilient environment.
Prof. Caterina Fiorilli
Prof. Katariina Salmela-Aro
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- Mental health
- Academic achievement
- Job satisfaction
- Young people