Children and Adolescents Mental Health: A Systematic Review of Interaction-Based Interventions in Schools and Communities
García Carrión, Rocío
Villarejo Carballido, Beatriz
Villardón Gallego, Lourdes
MetadataShow full item record
Background: There is growing evidence and awareness regarding the magnitude of mental health issues across the globe, starting half of those before the age of 14 and have lifelong effects on individuals and society. Despite the multidimensional nature of this global challenge, which necessarily require
comprehensive approaches, many interventions persist in seeking solutions that only tackle the individual level. The aim of this paper is to provide a systematic review of evidence for positive effects in children and adolescents' mental health resulting from interventions conducted in schools and communities in which interaction among different agents is an integral component. Methods: An extensive search in electronic databases (Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS, ERIC, and PsycINFO) was conducted to identify interventions in which interactions between peers, teachers, families or other community members or professionals played a role. Their effects on children and adolescents' mental health were also reviewed. We carried out a systematic review of papers published from 2007 to 2017. Eleven studies out of 384 met the inclusion criteria. Seven of the articles reviewed focus on interventions conducted in schools and promote supportive interactions involving students, teachers, families and mental health professionals. Four of the articles develop interventions that engage community members in dialogic interactions with children and adolescents. Results: Interventions in schools and communities implement strategies that foster supportive interactions among diverse actors including teachers, parents, community members, and other professionals. The effects of the mental health interventions reported on children and adolescents' problems include a decrease in disruptive behaviors and affective symptoms such as depression and anxiety, together with an increase in social skills, as well as an improvement in personal well-being. Conclusions: There is evidence of a positive effect on the mental health of children and adolescents, both in decreasing symptoms of mental disorder and in promoting emotional well-being. Whereas, interactions among different actors seem to be a relevant aspect across the interventions, more research is needed to conclude its effect on the outcomes of the studies reviewed.
Is part ofFrontiers In Psychology, 2019, vol. 10, núm. 918, p. 1-10
The following license files are associated with this item:
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as cc-by (c) García Carrión, Rocío et al., 2019
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Cardiac Biomarker Release After Exercise in Healthy Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Cirer Sastre, Albert; Legaz Arrese, Alejandro; Corbi Soler, Francesc; George, Keith; Nie, Jinlei; Carranza García, Luis E.; Reverter Masià, Joaquín (Human Kinetics, 2019)The authors evaluated the impact of acute exercise and 24-hour recovery on serum concentration of cardiac troponins T and I (cTnT and cTnI) and N-terminal fragment of the prohormone brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) ...
The role of community-based nursing interventions in improving outcomes for individuals with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review Han, Emeline; Quek, Rina Yu Ching; Tan, See Mieng; Singh, Shweta R.; Shiraz, Farah; Gea Sánchez, Montserrat; Legido-Quigley, Helena (Elsevier, 2019-08-30)Objective To examine the role of community-based nursing interventions in improving outcomes for community-dwelling individuals with cardiovascular disease. Design A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Data sources ...
From Obama to Samara: What changes do the Spanish education system and the Roma movement have to make so that one day it will be possible for a Roma woman to be president? García-Carrión, Rocío; Silva, Araceli; Yuste, Montserrat; Flecha, Ramón (Universidades de Almería, 2009)The American civil rights movement was started by an African American woman who was a participant in a popular education centre. This centre played a key role in the social transformations that led us to elect an African ...