ERIC Number: ED365361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
California Community Colleges Model Service Site for Students with Psychological Disabilities, January 1991-July 1992.
Shapiro, Janet; Jacobs, Elaine
To identify the instructional support needs of students with psychological disabilities, the California Community Colleges established four model site projects at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Kings River College, College of San Mateo, and San Diego City College. At SBCC, the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) office coordinated the project, hiring a psychological disabilities specialist. Inservice training programs were established to educate faculty and staff about the project and the needs and characteristics of students with psychological disabilities. In addition, DSPS cooperated with community mental health services to identify students at SBCC with psychological disabilities, determined reasonable support services for this population, and evaluated existing SBCC courses to determine which might provide the services to this population. Data were also collected on the students referred to DSPS during the project period, indicating that Social Security/Disability Insurance was the most common identified source of income and the majority of students verified as disabled had received at least a high school diploma. Finally, an education support group and a model site advisory committee were established in cooperation with the county agencies and community groups. DSPS staff found that the program maintained effective relationships with agencies, the community, and the school. Recommendations include continuation of the in-service program to educate faculty about the disability and increasing educational resource and career development services. Forms for student evaluation and sample brochures are included. (ECC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Students, Community Colleges, Disabilities, Educational Counseling, Inservice Teacher Education, Mental Disorders, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Psychological Needs, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Disabled Student Programs and Services.