Boosting School Belonging in Adolescents: Interventions for Teachers and Mental Health Professionals

Kelly-Ann Allen, Peggy Kern

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With rising rates of youth mental illness, disconnection and social isolation, strategies are needed that can help stem the tide. A sense of belonging to one’s school is associated with good school performance, physical and psychological wellbeing, and offers a quintessential solution to help address many of the issues faced by young people today.

Grounded in theory, research, and practical experience, Boosting School Belonging provides 48 activities for practitioners and teachers to use with classes, groups, or individuals to help secondary students develop a sense of school belonging. Through six modules, readers will understand the evidence underlying each module, identify fun and practical tools to use with young people, and develop strategies for helping young people connect with teachers, parents, peers, themselves, learning, and help.

The evidence-based strategies and concepts make it an invaluable resource for teachers, psychologists and counsellors looking to help foster a sense of school belonging amongst students.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages203
ISBN (Electronic)9780203729632
ISBN (Print)9781138305106, 9781138305083
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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