ERIC Number: ED102798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Total Mental Health Services in Georgia.
Yeomans, Beth, Ed.
Discussed are current and proposed Georgia interagency programs for delivering mental health services to behaviorally disordered (emotionally disturbed-socially maladjusted) children through age 21 years by 1976. Considered in a brief overview of state programs are services (such as the Georgia Psychoeducational Center Network) for elementary and secondary school students, public and private residential facilities, and university training programs for special education teachers and mental health professionals. Among public school delivery models cited in section 2 are the Thomasville Learning and Resource Center, which stresses a learning disabilities approach, and the Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESAs), which operate shared services in rural areas. Special public school projects described in section 3 include the Pioneer CESA Special Education Leadership Services Division (one of 16 CESA units providing support to local school systems) and the ALPINE Center Project, which provides services to severely disturbed children. Explained in section 3 are the Georgia Psychoeducational Network and its utilization of a developmental therapy system. Sections 4 and 5 feature community youth services for juvenile offenders and an outdoor therapeutic program. An overview of training programs for teachers of behaviorally disordered children is given in the final section. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Cooperative Educational Service Agency, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia