Exploring the impact of the Solihull Approach Understanding Your Pupils Behaviour on a range of teacher variables and on their perceptions of their work with young people
Hassett, A. 2015. Exploring the impact of the Solihull Approach Understanding Your Pupils Behaviour on a range of teacher variables and on their perceptions of their work with young people.
Mental health promotion policy emphasises the need to develop primary prevention programmes that intervene as early as possible to support children and young people in developing into healthy coping adults. The Solihull Approach was developed to help frontline workers be more effective in their work as they are in the ideal position to intervene early in any potential emotional or behavioural difficulty for a child. The Approach has been developed for both early years’ practitioners and those working with young people in their school years. The theoretical model has been developed from three concepts: containment, reciprocity, and behaviour management, taken from psychotherapeutic, child development and behavioural models respectively. A new programme specifically for schools, Understanding Your Pupils Behaviour, has been developed.
A mixed method design combining both quantitative measures and qualitative interviews was used to assess the impact of the training. The study focuses on 2 primary schools, an experimental school that received the training and another matched control school. Data was collected pre-training and 6 months after the final training session. The teacher variables measured included anxiety, burnout, compassion satisfaction and fatigue, self-concept and teacher efficacy. Interviews with 7school staff who have received the training were undertaken.
The presentation will offer an overview of the training offered as well as the quantitative and qualitative results and an analysis of these data. Reflections on the collaboration between a university and schools in a process of knowledge exchange in order to develop the capacity of the school in supporting young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties will also be explored.
|Conference||4th European Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Educational Settings|
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|Deposited||11 Nov 2015|
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