Biopsychosocial model includes a fuller spectrum of mental and physical factors that interact with one another. The elements of the biopsychosocial model stress the operation of biological, psychological and social factors. For example, there are multifactorial responses observed in students that can include physical injury, emotional withdrawal, dysphoria, lower selfesteem, higher levels of aggression, trauma-related disorders, and the perception that school is not a safe place. The reason for using this type of a model is that it offers a more comprehensive perspective for understanding the nature of diverse health concerns. The assessment or inclusion of culture is not entirely new but it has become a central factor in the mental health field. In the context of school violence or terrorism, there are obvious psychological consequences that must understood within the cultural context in which they occur. In other words, a biopsychosocialcultural response to school violence by default translates evidence-based practices into helpful experiences for the victims of these acts.
Last date updated on July, 2014