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The ability for students in K-12 academic settings to learn can be significantly impacted by their overall social, emotional, and mental health needs. Needs assessments must be conducted to better determine and understand the social, emotional and mental health needs of students in academic settings. Using a survey-based approach, this study examined the social, emotional and mental health needs of high school age students in an urban school setting. Survey design and item development was informed by prior research. The results of this study showed discrepancies between what students identified as areas of need versus the teachers’ observations of the needs of the students. Implications for practice are discussed to further support the importance of assessing the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students in urban school settings.
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning
Petty, Nicholas and Vega, Sade, "Assessing the Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs in Urban Schools to Support Academic Achievement" (2018). Undergraduate Research Posters 2018. 1.