Building resilience through supportive school environments: the Health Promoting Schools Framework as a model for promoting resilience in culturally diverse students

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Lemerle, Kate and Stewart, Donald E.. 2005. "Building resilience through supportive school environments: the Health Promoting Schools Framework as a model for promoting resilience in culturally diverse students." Pathways to Resilience: an International Conference 2005. Halifax, Canada 15 - 17 Jun 2005
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Building resilience through supportive school environments: the Health Promoting Schools Framework as a model for promoting resilience in culturally diverse students

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsLemerle, Kate (Author) and Stewart, Donald E. (Author)
Number of Pages1
Year2005
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.healthpromotion.org.au/images/stories/pdf/Nationaldocuments/2005-monday%20final%20final.pdf
Conference/EventPathways to Resilience: an International Conference 2005
Event Details
Pathways to Resilience: an International Conference 2005
Event Date
15 to end of 17 Jun 2005
Event Location
Halifax, Canada
Abstract

Recent World Health Reports note that five of the ten leading causes of disability worldwide relate to mental health problems. These reports refer specifically to the
importance of strengthening protective factors as the foundation for positive mental health, namely, fostering resilience. Scant research has addressed determinants of
resilience from an organisational or systemic perspective, particularly in settings such as schools or with vulnerable populations such as migrants and refugees.
Contemporary interventions predominantly focus on risk factors, both as outcomes and evaluation indicators, rather than shifting to a strengths-based model. Increasing
epidemiological evidence confirms that young people who are socially integrated and connected to school, and rate highly on measures of resilience, experience better
socioeconomic, educational and health outcomes.
This paper reviews key findings from several research projects conducted in Queensland during the past five years. Multilevel models are being used to investigate
personal and systemic determinants of human and social capital related to resilience in children and young people within the school setting, including an investigation of protective factors from a cross-cultural perspective. Our research identifies those characteristics of the Health Promoting School that build supportive structures to foster children’s resilience. The empirical results of these key studies will be outlined. A salutogenic model of the pathways by which schools can build their capacity to enhance children’s resilience, through fostering human, cultural and social capital as the foundation for a supportive organisational environment, is presented, including discussion of emerging issues within transcultural mental health promotion.

Keywordsresilience; social capital; transcultural mental health
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Byline AffiliationsQueensland University of Technology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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