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Developmentally oriented counseling with young people in school health services
Prosjektdeltakere:Kari Langaard, Stipendiat, stipendiat, cand.polit., RBUP
Ruth Toverud Hovedveileder, seksjonsleder, dr.psychol, RBUP
Hilde Nafstad, Biveileder, førsteamanuensis, UiO
Epidemiological studies estimate that every fourth or fifth Norwegian adolescent is facing mental problems affecting daily functioning. Others emphasize the importance of easily accessible services. The objective of this project is to develop mental health counseling in high school health services. The project has a health promoting perspective, and aims at enhancing students’ participation in their own change processes.
To capture complexity and tie knowledge production close to practice, participatory action research (PAR) has been chosen as a strategy. Two high schools participated (2005-2007). The health services in both schools were staffed by public nurses and mental health professionals. The following methods were included: interviews with adolescents (n=46), participant observation during consultations (n=13), and focus groups with professionals (n=4).
Study results are/will be presented in national and international journals:
Langaard, K. (2006). Ungdom, psykisk helse og profesjonell hjelp. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning, 6:25–40.
Langaard, K. & R. Toverud. (2009). ”Caring involvement” a core concept in youth counselling in school health services. International Journal of Qualitative studies on health and well-being, 4:1–8.
Langaard, K. & R. Toverud. (Accepted for publication). Youth counselling in school health services: The practice of ”intentional attentiveness”. Vård i Norden.
Langaard, K., R. Toverud & K. Olaisen. (Submitted). Developing youth counseling in school health services: Promoting multiple voices in a community of practice. Journal of School Health.
Sist oppdatert: 02/06/2013