The Emotional Well-Being of Our Nation's Youth and the Promise of Social-Emotional Learning
Lazarus, Philip J., Sulkowski, Michael L., National Association of School Psychologists. Communique
A recent study by the World Health Organization indicates that mental health problems account for nearly half of all disabilities among individuals between the ages of 10 and 24 (Gore et al., 2011). In the United States, about 17% of children suffer from mental illness (Roberts, Attkisson, & Rosenblatt, 1998), and approximately 5% to 9% meet eligibility criteria for serious emotional disturbance (New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2003). Many of these children with emotional and mental health problems will experience serious life impairments. According to the Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health (U.S. Public …
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Publication information: Article title: The Emotional Well-Being of Our Nation's Youth and the Promise of Social-Emotional Learning. Contributors: Lazarus, Philip J. - Author, Sulkowski, Michael L. - Author. Magazine title: National Association of School Psychologists. Communique. Volume: 40. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 2011. Page number: 1+. © National Association of School Psychologists Oct 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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