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ERIC Number: ED133665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
School Mental Health: Training for Collaboration.
O'Hern, Jane S.; Nickerson, Eileen T.
The Boston University Interdisciplinary School Consultation Project was initiated in 1971 and continued until the end of the school year in 1974. Its major objectives were: (1) to improve the skill, capacity and understanding of those who wanted to work in urban areas, and (2) to develop collaborative methods of dealing with children and families in schools and communitites. The program involved graduate students from Boston University's School of Education (Counelor Education Department), School of Social Work, and School of Nursing, as well as students from the New Careers Program of Metropolitan College. Faculty members from the various schools were involved in planning, supervision and teaching the trainees. The Boston University Team provided a number of traditional and innovative services to the schools in which it worked. Programs in the areas of alcohol education, career information, parent involvement, and ethnic pride were only some of the tasks undertaken. The emphasis was on collaboration among team members and with school personnel and community members. Research and evaluation efforts were on-going components of the project. A number of studies were undertaken to assess the efficacy of various programs and the composition of the client population. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Improvement of Educational Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.
Note: Reprinted from the Boston University Northeastern EPDA/PPS Center-Satellite Project's Final Report; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.