Reasons for decrease school violence
It is a universal fact that we’re living in a complicated world and to survive in it we require complex skills. This is one of the basic reasons why we prepare our children right from the beginning so that they can easily cope up with the ruthlessly competitive world.
There are some of the subjects taught in schools that are essential to reward them a bright career. These subjects include reading comprehension, general science, social studies, math, etc. But most of the people fail to understand that these subjects are not sufficient enough to provide children an ideal lifestyle. It is also significant that they should develop some social skills, superior reasoning, problem solving ability and of course, good mental health condition. Are we providing our children the same skills?
It is not easy to calculate all the basic amenities required for the proper development of a child. In the recent years, it has been noticed that the incidences of school violence are reduced to a certain extent. These days if a child is suffering from severe behavioral or emotional problem then the case is seriously taken into account.
To reduce the cases of school violence the effectiveness of SBMH i.e. School based Mental Health Services played a decisive role. It plays a crucial role to minimize the impact of school, home, emotional & behavioral problems that are common in youth. The project was started 1 decade ago and within the period of last 10 years it has resolved an immense numbers of mental distress problems associated with secondary and high school going students.
SMBH is successful because of various reasons. It verified a large number of reasons and taken into account even very small aspects. They took into consideration the profiles of all the students who were suspicious by their behavior. They checked all the school records available about such students with the school administration. It included the records related with absenteeism, suspensions related to violence and various disciplinary referrals.
From the year 1999 - 2004, around 36% of the schoolgoing students were referred because they were suffering from the symptoms of depression. Out of a large segment of students, 26% of the students’ complaint that their home atmosphere is not good, while the other 24% shown the indications of behavioral disorder. It is really good to know that in the year 2000, exactly 2,132 SBMH sessions were conducted in various schools and a large number of cases related with behavioral disorder were resolved. 2 years later, in 2003, a remarkable 15, 763 sessions were conducted to resolve various psychological and behavioral disorders.
If we have a look on the past records then we’ll find that School based mental health services had a great positive impact on students discipline and violence related problems. The graphs of absenteeism and disciple referrals are reduced to more than 50% level. These are some really good signs from the future perspective. Yes, problems are resolved only when you try to solve them!