Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools by Peter AggletonPromoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools by Peter Aggleton

Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schools

EditorPeter Aggleton, Catherine Dennison

Hardcover | February 22, 2010

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The contribution schools can make to improving students' health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised. Schools that have embraced this role and adapted policies and practices to create an environment in which young people feel safe and happy have reported broad and significant gains.

Through expert contributions from active researchers and experienced practitioners,Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schoolscombines recent research with knowledge of the current climate in which schools are operating. Offering authoritative advice on effective intervention, this book provides an overview of the key issues that need to be addressed, including:

  • alcohol use
  • sexual health
  • drug use
  • obesity
  • mental health.

This accessible text is innovative in its focus on how schools can build partnerships with young people, parents, and health professionals to promote their commitment to health and wellbeing. It highlights successful approaches for promoting health and educational goals, and provides useful advice on planning and evaluation.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing through Schoolsis invaluable reading for professionals working in and with schools to implement healthy schools programmes and to bring about improvement in health and wellbeing, including teachers, nurses, and health and education managers. It is also of interest to students, researchers and policy-makers.

Peter Aggletonis Professor of Education and Health and holds a UNSW Strategic Chair at the National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales, Australia.Catherine Dennisonis Research Manager for the Children and Young People's Public Health Programme at the Department of Health, UK.Ian Warwickis Senior Research Offic...
Title:Promoting Health and Wellbeing through SchoolsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:February 22, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415493412

ISBN - 13:9780415493413

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  List of contributors  List of figures and tables  Chapter 1 IntroductionPeter Aggleton, Catherine Dennison and Ian Warwick  Chapter 2 The health of children and young peopleFiona Brooks  Chapter 3 Promoting mental health through schoolsKatherine Weare  Chapter 4 Reducing disaffection and increasing school engagementColin Noble andMarilyn Toft  Chapter 5 Tackling obesity: promoting physical activity and healthy eating in schoolsWendy Wills  Chapter 6 The role of schools in reducing alcohol-related harm among young peopleWillm Mistral and Lorna Templeton  Chapter 7 The role of schools in drug education and wider substance misuse preventionMartine Stead and Robert Stradling  Chapter 8 Promoting sexual healthRoger Ingham and Julia Hirst  Chapter 9 Children and young people as partners in health and well-beingJo Butcher  Chapter 10 The contribution of parentsClaire James  Chapter 11 The role of the school nurseViv Crouch and Helen Chalmers  Chapter 12 Evaluating Healthy Schools: issues and principlesCatherine Dennison, Ian Warwick and Peter Aggleton