ERIC Number: ED188774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Early Childhood Programs, Mental Health Services 1978-1979. Report No. 8054.
This 1978-1979 Mental Health Services report focuses on the types and quantities of mental health services provided to children in four Early Childhood Programs in Philadelphia: Get Set Day Care, Prekindergarten Head Start, Follow Through and Follow Through Expansion. Mental health services were provided by the Psychologists and Psychological assistants in Get Set Day Care, Mental Health specialists in Prekindergarten Head Start, and Mental Health Consultants in the Follow Through program. Data were obtained from a reporting form and from the contracted agencies' monthly or annual report(s) and invoice statements. Across the four programs, a total of 1419 children were seen by the mental health workers. Of these, 1149 (81%) received additional services. The most frequently identified impairments associated with program children were speech impairments, emotional problems, and developmental delays. Mental health workers provided direct services in the form of classroom observations, counseling or therapy sessions with children, and diagnostic treatment consultations with parents, staff and other program personnel. Services were most frequently provided, in order of frequency, to staff and other program personnel, children, and parents respectively. Indirect services consisted of conducting staff development sessions, making referrals and attending faculty or planning meetings. Across the four programs, the major emphasis in indirect services was on attending faculty or planning meetings. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Follow Through; Get Set Program; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Project Head Start