Mental Health

2014

Education support for children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues: A Rapid Review. Prepared for Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria

This review focuses on ‘educational support for children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues,’ as specific by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria. It focuses on the one in three children for whom, at any one time, education services could reasonably be required to provide individualised health support to ensure inclusion and avoid discrimination.

The objective of this rapid review was to critically examine the literature regarding educational support for children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues. Specifically, this review aimed to identify evidence-based and effective policies, programs and service delivery models. Some of the questions in review included:

  1. What policies, programs or service delivery models are currently in place for providing educational support to children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues?
  2. What is the evidence of effectiveness of these policies, programs or service delivery models in facilitating engagement in education or learning in children and young people with chronic mental and physical health issues?
  3. What are the key features or characteristics of effective policies, programs or service delivery models? 

Areas of study and research

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