Parents, teachers and even doctors need to be better educated in knowing what to look for and how to prevent prescription drug abuse. Parents need to be taught that their medication is not safe in a medicine cabinet where kids can get a hold of it. They need to be taught safe storage and the proper way to dispose of medication especially controlled substances.7 There is an ad campaign out right now that I saw on TV today educating parents about the medications in their house and how dangerous it could be for an adolescent who is looking for meds. Doctors also need to be knowledgeable when it comes to prescribing medication. As stated above in my example, they need to be trained when pain medicine is warranted and when it is not.
Teachers and parents should be informed of the warning signs of depression so that they may know when their own children are suffering. When bratty behavior is considered normal for a teenager, it becomes increasingly important for parents and teachers to maintain awareness and differentiate between normal moodiness and depressive behaviors. Perhaps if Paul's father were able to comfortably speak with him about his troubles, Paul would not have felt so isolated and
Some children will follow that rule but with others, they wouldn't pay attention. I think it should me more of a parents responsibilities to teach their children about the good and bad of drugs, and that the parents should teach them when they deem it to be appropriate. Not have schools force children to learn about
Jolene, Great post! I also believe that diet change and behavior therapy should be tried first before resulting to ADHD medication. I 'm also concerned with children being on medication, so I always believe that alternative methods should be tried first. Also, I agree with you that the ultimate decision regarding if a drug is appropriate or not is up to the patient. Sometimes doctors are quick to prescribe a medication regardless of the side effects.
According to Naus & Ogilvie (2010), preference to wait daughter grow up, concerns about vaccine safety, lack of knowledge were key factors for parents of girls grade 6 to not consent the HPV immunization in the first year of the HPV immunization program in BC . Studies show that health care professional is high influential sources of information about immunization and help to patients make decision to accept all vaccines. So, BC physicians should be well informed about the HPV vaccine and should have continued medical education about HPV vaccine (Naus & Ogilvie,
Particularly, fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft) are approved by the FDA for children age 7 (4). Secondly, special educational programs are also useful when it comes to treating ASD. Because ASD affects people’s minds, special education programs must be used to teach them how to interact, communicate and work. Hopefully that would help them to acquire good jobs in the future. The third treatment that has been used a lot is behavioral therapy, and usually there are no real attempts for this therapy even with its great effectiveness.
If parents continue to ask for these teachings to help their children realize the importance of these safety educational topics, districts of these elementary schools will begging to hear the controversy, so will the government eventually. Elongating the chances for the state legislature to take action and provide
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder, impacting about 5% of children worldwide (Prasad et al., 2013). Typically children diagnosed with ADHD display symptoms such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. These characteristics usually lend themselves to challenges in school and academic achievement. Children with ADHD are more likely to underachieve in school, to complete less work and receive lower grades (Prasad et al., 2013). With such an impact on educational achievement, it is important to find the most effective and beneficial interventions to aid students.
Developing relationships with counsellors, safeguarding team, teachers, parents and students is fundamental. According to me, those interventions in school are essential because they reduce the stigmatisation and the fear, break the taboo about mental illnesses by highlighting the hopeful message that those are medically treatable. Changing attitudes and decreasing the stigma associated with adolescents mental disorders is a goal to achieve in schools. Through my experience, I was shocked to have been told 'If you do have difficulties with that student, it is because he is on medication.' or 'well, that kid is on medication, so do not lose your time with her' after asking for advices on how to deal with SEMH pupils.