ERIC Number: ED393032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Case Management: An Integrated Service Model for Early Intervention with Potential Dropouts. A Series of Solutions and Strategies. Number 10.
Smith, Albert J., Jr.
This publication introduces school personnel concerned with early intervention with potential school dropouts to a promising school-based interprofessional case management model that has been successfully field-tested in 25 very different elementary school communities of Idaho and Washington State over the past 7 years: C-STARS (Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students). Case management is a service modality that cuts across several different human service systems, including education, that share common client populations of at-risk children and their families. Children and families who need case management services typically have two things in common: they experience concurrent problems which require assistance from more than one helper and they have special difficulty in using available help effectively. C-STARS involves partnerships among schools, community-based agencies that serve families and children residing in the schools' attendance areas, and universities for preparation of both school and community-based agency professionals. The following topics are reviewed: (1) C-STARS definition of case management; (2) seven functional components of the C-STARS model; (3) three structural components of the model; (4) the special roles and attributes of the case manager; (5) two most common applications of the model; (6) overall summary of evaluation findings; (7) benefits of school-based case management; and (8) getting started. Contains 19 references. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Caseworker Approach, Caseworkers, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Early Intervention, Education Service Centers, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Evaluation, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, School Based Management, School Organization, School Personnel, School Restructuring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: C STARS