Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) for secondary schools: Implementation difficulties and their implications for school-based mental health promotion

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Abstract

Background: Increasing concern about adolescent mental health problems has resulted in schools being identified as central sites for their prevention (PsycInfo; ERIC 2000-2012). In this context, SEAL for secondary schools was launched in 2007. Method: The implementation strand of the national evaluation of secondary SEAL comprised longitudinal case studies of nine schools and used multiple methods and data sources, including interviews, observations and document review. Results: Implementation was variable, both within and between schools; barriers were identified at programme, teacher and school levels. Conclusions: Implementation issues identified have implications for SEAL and school-based mental health prevention and promotion interventions more generally. © 2012 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages6
JournalChild and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

Keywords

  • Emotional well-being
  • Implementation
  • School intervention
  • Social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL)

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