The mental health of adolescents worldwide is considered the “leading cause of disability among young people” (Muir et al., 2009, p. 96) and is of continuing concern to policy-makers, health institutions, individuals and families alike. It is generally understood that school counsellors are one of the first in the line of assistance available to teens with mental health issues. This raises questions around effectiveness of these interactions, which can be explored through representations of school and private counsellors in Young Adult novels. Through close readings of several texts, the research draws out themes and puts together one reader’s interpretation of the effectiveness of these interactions in relation to fiction and how they may provide lessons or insights for the real world.
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jul 2016|
|Event||Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference 2016: ACLAR 2016 - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia|
Duration: 13 Jul 2016 → 15 Jul 2016
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|Conference||Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research Conference 2016|
|Abbreviated title||Shifting Landscapes: Diversity, Text, Young People|
|Period||13/07/16 → 15/07/16|