ERIC Number: ED359447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Schools as Community Social-Service Centers: West Virginia Programs and Possibilities.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; West Virginia Education Association, Charleston.
Since schools are community institutions that have the most extensive and sustained contact with children, they have potential to serve as community centers for providing comprehensive and integrated social services. Schools are initiating programs that deal with children's needs beyond the academic realm, schools are calling on agencies and organizations to assist in providing services, and interagency collaboration is bringing together educators and service providers to develop programs that address social problems. This report resulted from the efforts of a study group of two teachers, a principal, an assistant principal, and a school/community relations director who explored school/community social-service partnerships in West Virginia. Forty school/community social-service programs in West Virginia are profiled. In addition to program descriptions, this document offers recommendations for planning and funding school/community social-service programs. A list of national organizations and West Virginia resources provides further information on available children's services, technical assistance for school-linked services, and research on children's issues. Programs described in the document deal with a variety of issues, including academically at-risk students, after school needs, child abuse and neglect, counseling needs, dropout prevention, family support, health and basic needs, life skills, parenting skills, parent and adult education, preschool needs, self-esteem, substance abuse prevention and recovery, and teenage pregnancy and parenting. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Childhood Needs, Dropout Prevention, Early Parenthood, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Pregnancy, School Role, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Social Services, Substance Abuse, Youth Problems
AEL, Distribution Center, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($6).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; West Virginia Education Association, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia