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Facilitating Successful Transition to Middle School: Implementing Effective Advisories
June 28, 2021

Facilitating Successful Transition to Middle School: Implementing Effective Advisories


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Current literature indicates mental health challenges are increasingly prevalent among children and adolescents, with 15% of all individuals experiencing a mental health disorder before the age of 18. Adolescence is a period of time which presents an influx of change and stress to the person; putting the individual at heightened risk of experiencing mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety. Particularly challenging is the academic transition between elementary and middle school which presents increased social, academic, and environmental demands.

 

This product introduces the multi-tiered approach to mental health in schools and provides resources to use when developing or enhancing middle school advisory programs. It is intended to be used by school administrators, counselors, or teachers who lead advisory programs or are involved in developing curriculum for a middle school advisory program.

 


Authors


  • Taylor Anderson, MOT
  • Emily Annen, MOT
  • Seira Dick, MOT
  • Sarah Nielsen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

 


Editor


  • Per Ostmo, BA