Saturday, March 3, 2018

Here is an interesting article on Attachment Theory, summarising  secure and insecure  attachments. In particular, it refers to the behavioural manifestations of both and how this knowledge of attachment is useful for teachers in the classroom. It also refers to targeted interventions that have been effective.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Irish Youth Mental Health Survey Summary

My World Survey (MWS), is a study on the mental health of young people in Ireland. It was conducted under the auspices of UCD, by Barbara Dooley and Headstrong, under the leadership of Tony Bates.

It was carried out over 5 years between the years 2008 – 2012. Its purpose was to develop a national baseline of youth mental health in Ireland. It was the first national study of Youth Mental Health in Ireland from the ages of 12 – 25. Internationally, 75% of serious mental health issued first emerge between the ages of 15 – 25 (Hickie, 2004, Kessler et al, 2005; Kim – Cohen et al, 2003).

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Info for parents about the anonymous app called Sarahah and the anti - Sarahah anonymous app called TBH, the latest viral sensation among teens

Chicago Now has 2 good articles on these apps. They are both anonymous apps, the first is Sarahah the second one is the anti - Sarahah called TBH.

Sarahah is where people can say mean things about others. TBH is a kindness app, you can only say kind things about people.

Click the links below to access the articles

Sarahah article

TBH article

Info for parents about the TBH app, the latest viral sensation among teensWhat parents need to know about Sarahah, the popular anonymous messaging app