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ERIC Number: ED209988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Utilization of Social Service and Community Agencies as External Support Services.
Lancaster, Lance; Becton, Daniel
Six social service agencies most utilized as resources for external support for students at Central Florida Community College are described. Individual students often have need for more specialized assistance to help them deal with the physical, social, and emotional problems of being disadvantaged, that prevent them from acquiring academic and vocational skills. The special services counselor and the learning disabilities specialist often receive referrals of students who manifest severe problems. There is coordination of effort between the college and social service agencies. The agencies are reviewed in terms of their function, eligibility requirements, and the service provided. These include: the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Bureau of Blind Services; Social Security Administration; Division of Family Services; CETA - Manpower; Human Resources Center (Mental Health); Division of Retardation; Veterans Service Office; Department of Community Health, Hospitals, and Clinics, civic and social clubs; State Employment Services; and State Diagnostic and Resource Centers. It is suggested that the ability to recognize when the needs of a particular student are not within the scope of one's personal resources or those of the school is a professional necessity. Personnel and agencies outside the school must be utilized because they are able to provide forms of specialized assistance not internally available. Case summaries, work evaluations, and psychological reports are presented as illustrations. A bibliography is appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida