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Breaking the Silence: Teacher Evaluations of the NAMI-New York State School Education Program
on Mental Illness

Amy L. Wood
Otto F. Wahl
George Mason University


Overall, the findings from the teacher evaluations indicate strongly positive appraisal of the Breaking the Silence (BTS) educational package.  Teachers who tried the program in their classrooms indicated that they believed the program to be a useful and effective means of educating students about mental illness and dispelling myths and stereotypes.  Almost all (94%) expressed intentions to continue use of the curriculum in the future.  These results suggest, then, that the BTS program has considerable promise for education of children about mental illnesses.

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This report was written in 2002 when the copyright for BTS was held jointly by NAMI Queens/Nassau and NAMI-NYS. The copyright is currently held exclusively by NAMI Queens/Nassau.




Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness
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