What is the place of innovative ICT uses in school counseling?

Campbell, Marilyn A. (2004) What is the place of innovative ICT uses in school counseling? In InSITE 2004: Informing Science + IT Education Conference, 26 - 28 June 2004, Rockhampton, Qld.

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With our ever-changing society there seems to be more pressures on young people. Recent epidemiological studies in Australia have found that adolescent mental health is an important public health problem (Sawyer et al., 2001). As many as one in five Australian children aged from 4 to 17 have significant mental health concerns (Zubrick, Silburn, Burton & Blair, 2000). However, only one in four young people receive professional help (Sawyer, et al., 2001). Schools in Australia provide school counsellors to assist students, yet many young people do not avail themselves of this service. However, young people do seek help from telephone help-lines (in 2002 almost 1.1 million phone calls were made to Kids Help Line) and from the Internet (Kids Help Line, 2003a). Perhaps more anonymous forms of counselling, such as cybercounselling, could deliver a more effective service within a school setting. The difficulties and benefits of school based webcounselling are discussed in terms of the ethical, legal and therapeutic issues, as well as technical problems and recent research outcomes.

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ID Code: 2161
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: child and adolescent mental health, Internet, school counseling, webcounseling, cybercounseling
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Counselling (130305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
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