ERIC Number: ED120641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Making Consultation Services More Relevant to School Needs.
Taylor, Elaine N.; And Others
This paper speaks to the need for a methodology for planning indirect services of a mental health nature in schools. For indirect services to be relevant, plans for intervention need to be based on: (1) comprehensive information about the school; (2) systematic procedures for estimating the relative salience of various problems identified in the school; and (3) an appropriate rationale for assigning priorities for intervention among the problems. Support for indirect services seems to provide consultants and the schools the opportunity to engage in primary prevention efforts. The development of procedures and instruments for assessing mental health needs in schools is discussed. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Supplementary handouts mentioned in the text were not included with this paper; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children