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youth focused research; transdisciplinary and translational research; iCARE school based early intervention


Handley, C and MacSporran, C and McAllister, M, youth focused research; transdisciplinary and translational research; iCARE school based early intervention, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22-24 October 2013, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-38. ISSN 1445-8330 (2013) [Conference Extract]

DOI: doi:10.1111/inm.12047


Dr. Margaret McAllister, with school health nurses and mental health clinicians developed and trialled a strength-based program in 2010 and 2011 that uses the power of the peer group to effect changes such as (i) an ability to identify and express feelings verbally and (ii) learning to use behavioural alternatives to self-damaging actions. An extended version of iCARE, proposed for 2013 and 2014, aims to find out what impacts this program has on important student, teacher and school outcomes by forming the basis of a multi-faceted mental health intervention for schools. Trained mental health professionals will engage with school teachers as well as young people in the process of group delivery using the power of groups and new media. This paper will focus on the collaborative processes that have been central to the project iCARE’s success to date. Successful collaborations share common implementation requirements (Loucks-Horsey, et al., 1996). We will address the requirements that were central to initiating and sustaining our successful collaborative ways of working.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Handley, C (Ms Christine Handley)
ID Code:96168
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-10-22
Last Modified:2014-10-22

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