Publication Date: September 19, 2002
In a world where children are beset by violence and stress, Lesley Koplow provides educators with clear, level-headed advice on how to construct therapeutic learning environments for all children. This is a book about integrating preventive mental health practice into public schools (preschool through grade 5). Koplow, a psychotherapist, discusses the mandate for violence prevention and offers an intervention framework for teachers, administrators, and school-based clinicians who want to improve the emotional climate in their school.
This important and timely volume:
Lesley Koplow, M. S., C. S. W. is a psychotherapist, the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education, and the author of numerous books on child mental health.
“Lesley Koplow’s well-examined truths uncover an image of intimacy between teacher and child sorely needed in our schools. Her “emotionally responsive” teacher is the pivot for a classroom community that visibly supports and honors its members in the great variety of their lives. “What stands in the way?” is the question Ms. Koplow courageously answers.”
—Vivian Gussin Paley, author of In Mrs. Tulley’s Room: A Childcare Portrait