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ERIC Number: ED084330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-31
Pages: 19
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New Mental Health Approaches to the School Failure (a Therapeutic-Educational Center for a Disadvantaged Population).
Wayne, Martin S.
This is a report on one attempt to provide an educational setting designed to incorporate some psychiatric treatment modalities as a way of reaching disadvantaged school failures, called the Onna Maloney Center. The report focuses on the structure of the center and the results of the first school year. The center ran for two school years; unfortunately, following the trend elsewhere in the country, it did not re-open in September of 1972 due to drastic budget cuts. The staff consisted of one psychiatrist working half time; a full time social worker administrator; a psychologist half time; a remedial reading teacher half time; a full time case aide; a secretary and cook. Two teachers were supplied by the Board of Education, and during the second year a full time group worker joined the staff. A research psychologist acted as consultant to the staff in developing instruments to try and determine the program's effectiveness by evaluating change in the children. Our goal was to help school failures to reach a point of maturity and educational ability which would enable them to return to the regular school system and benefit from it. Small class size was essential. The school day ran the length of a regular school day and used the regular school calendar. The children accepted represented the population of the community of Yonkers, New York, proportionately. (Author/JM)
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Identifiers - Location: New York