ERIC Number: ED330168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Minority Severely Emotionally Disturbed Child: Considerations for Special Education and Mental Health Services. A Task Force Report.
Bazron, Barbara J.
This discussion of special education and mental health services for minority severely emotionally disturbed children identifies several issues in service delivery and impediments to service delivery. The identified issues are divided into the following categories: program development, the coordination of services, and service delivery systems; funding; research; education and training; and policy development and advocacy. Each of these issue areas is described, and strategies are proposed. The report also contains several appendixes: (1) a paper by Mareasa Isaacs titled "An Overview of the Provision of Mental Health Services to Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children and Their Families"; (2) selected federal legislation and case law related to the education of minority children who are severely emotionally disturbed; (3) a description of the federal early intervention program under Public Law 99-457; (4) an analysis and overview of Public Law 99-457 by Barbara J. Smith; (5) the text of the Education of the Handicapped Act; and (6) an 18-item bibliography. (JDD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Mental Health Programs, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Program Development, Research Needs, Severe Disabilities, Special Education, Training
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD. Child and Adolescent Service System Program.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986