To celebrate the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal’s 25th anniversary, we have released the 25 top cited articles of all time*! All papers are freely available online for you to read.
Number 17 is…
Teachers’ Recognition of Children’s Mental Health Problems
Maria E. Loades, Kiki Mastroyannopoulou
First Published: 12 August 2010
Key Practitioner Message
- Teachers were generally good at recognising the existence and severity of symptoms of problems (behavioural or emotional) presented by a child described in a vignette.
- Teachers were significantly more concerned about a child with clinical‐level symptoms of a behavioural disorder than a child with clinical‐level symptoms of an emotional disorder.
- Gender of the child portrayed also impacted upon teachers’ accurate problem recognition.
- It appears that teachers could benefit from further training to refine their ability to identify and act upon children’s mental health problems in a timely manner, thus minimising the need for future intervention.
* as of December 2019
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