Boarding schools: effects on the mental health of Eskimo adolescents.

  title={Boarding schools: effects on the mental health of Eskimo adolescents.},
  author={J Kleinfeld and Joanne Bloom},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={134 4},
Whether boarding schools undermine the mental health of Eskimo and Indian children has been a bitterly debated issue. The authors examined the effects of four representative boarding schools on 132 Alaskan Eskimo adolescents during their freshman and sophomore years. Forty-nine percent of the freshmen developed school-related social and emotional disturbances; 25% of these problems were judged serious. High levels of emotional disturbance were also found during the students' sophomore year… CONTINUE READING

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