ERIC Number: ED218354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Linkages Between Community Mental Health Centers and Local School Districts.
Ellzey, Mary A.
A plan was developed to evaluate the organizational interchanges between local school districts and community mental health centers. The objective was to identify and describe the organizational interchanges, to assess interface satisfaction, and to identify innovative planning, program, or administrative linkages for potential replication. Data sources included written questionnaires completed by local staff in the two agencies, interviews with staff who had reported that the local linkage of the two agencies was satisfactory or exemplary, and observations of local programs resulting from the interface of the agencies. The results provide baseline data as to the status of mental health-education linkages in Florida. The results indicate that progress has been made in developing mental health-education linkages at the local level. These relationships between organizational entities, groups, and individuals have resulted in increased and improved provision of appropriate education and related services to public school students. Advances have also been made by mental health in the provision of education and consultation services to public school staff and the community. The assessment process results should serve as a basis for policy revision and policy development aimed at encouraging the initiation and maintenance of mental health-education endeavors. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Florida (Tallahassee)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).