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ERIC Number: ED002573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 13
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CRISES INTERVENTION IN PRESCHOOL AND EARLY SCHOOL YEARS. THE SUMTER CHILD STUDY PROJECT.
NEWTON, M.R.; AND OTHERS
GOALS WERE DEVELOPED TO BE CARRIED OUT OVER A 5-YEAR PERIOD. FIRST, CHILDREN WOULD BE EVALUATED IN THE SPRING, PRIOR TO SCHOOL ENTRY IN THE FALL, AND A PREDICTION OF THEIR ABILITY TO COPE WITH SCHOOL WOULD BE MADE. THE STAFF WOULD MAKE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS DESIGNED TO HELP THE CHILD DURING THE EARLY SCHOOL YEARS, EFFECTIVENESS WOULD BE EVALUATED. THE GOALS WERE DESIGNED TO USE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AT NEEDED TIMES, TO DEVELOP MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION OF EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS, TO IDENTIFY VARIABLES RELATED TO ABILITY TO ADAPT TO STRESS, AND TO IDENTIFY THE SIGNIFICANT VARIABLES ON WHICH HIGHLY SKILLED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS MAKE JUDGMENTS. THREE DEMONSTRATION AND THREE NONDEMONSTRATION SCHOOLS INVOLVING 515 CHILDREN WERE SELECTED. INTERVENTION FOCUSED ON SCHOOL ENTRY AND THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN. INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIFIC CHILDREN BEGAN AS TEAMS WERE REQUIRED TO LIST AT LEAST THREE RESOURCES FOR OR STRENGTHS WITHIN THE CHILD OR FAMILY WHICH WERE ALREADY PROMOTING SCHOOL READINESS. THE CHECK-UP PROCESS STIMULATED NEW COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN ENTERING SCHOOL. A CONTINUING CONSULTATION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS WAS INSTITUTED. CONCLUSIONS INCLUDED EVIDENCE THAT PARENTS AND SCHOOLS WERE RECEPTIVE TO THIS FORM OF PROGRAM, THAT PROFESSIONAL MENTAL HEALTH TEAMS COULD PROVIDE MEANINGFUL DATA IN A BRIEF SPACE OF TIME, AND THAT THE "CRISIS MODEL" OF THERAPY WAS EFFECTIVE. A BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED TO THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (42D, SUMTER, MARCH 1965).
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Identifiers: SOUTH CAROLINA; South Carolina (Sumter)