The book includes first-hand stories and experiences collaborating with school teams as they work with, support and program for students from around the globe displaying a wide variety of mental health concerns. The student stories embrace mental health-related concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicidal ideations, among others, and outline inclusive strategies school staff can facilitate and scaffold with students that builds their resiliency, social-emotional / healthy relationship skills, and supports healthy healing and a path to recovery.
Erin Keith is an award winning adjunct Assistant Professor in educational leadership at the University of Western, Ontario, Canada.
Kimberly Maich is an award-winning professor, researcher, author, and clinician in inclusive education at Memorial University, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
Introduction: Overview and Significance
Section 1: Elementary (K – 6) Section Overview
Chapter 1: Case Study #1 – Navigating Early Years Wellness as a Young Black Male Student
Chapter 2: Case Study #2 – Embracing Body Diversity to Prevent Eating Disorders in a Classroom Setting in Canada
Chapter 3: Case Study #3 – Autism and Anxiety in a Primary School Aged Child in France
Chapter 4: Case Study #4 – Assisting a Student with Bipolar Disorder in West Africa
Chapter 5: Case Study #5 – “Being My Neighbour’s Keeper”: Mental Health Challenges in Ghana
Chapter 6: Case Study #6 – How Reading Gaps Impact a Young Child’s Wellness in Canada
Chapter 7: Case Study #7 – PHOENIX: An Indigenous Learner
Section 2: Intermediate / High School (7 – 12) Section Overview
Chapter 8: Case Study #8 – Building a Community of Care in New Zealand: To What Question is Exclusion Ever the Answer?
Chapter 9: Case Study #9 – (Re)Framing Mental Health in Argentina
Chapter 10: Case Study #10 – Medical Model of Mental Health in Iran
Chapter 11: Case Study #11 – How to Strengthen a Child's Vulnerability by Providing Support at School? Case Study from Croatia
Chapter 12: Case Study #12 – Trauma and School Supports in the United States
Chapter 13: Case Study #13 – Despite the Best of Intentions: A Case of Mental Health in a Fragile Context in Haiti
This revolutionary and inclusive approach to understanding mental health is exactly what every educator needs to best serve their students. With a global and story-rich portrayal of mental health, Dr. Keith and Dr. Maich invite educators to be reflective and reflexive in their understanding and support of the mental health of students from diverse backgrounds. The presentation of stories in this book amplifies student voice and humanizes the student experience in a way that fosters empathy and understanding, especially towards students with identities that differ from the host community to which they belong.
4/14/22, Choice: This book was featured in a roundup of forthcoming titles in psychology.