ERIC Number: ED385785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
[Schools as Neighborhood Service Centers: Summary of the Talking Points of Carol H. Rasco, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy].
Rasco, Carol H.
Schools consistently and directly touch the lives of many residents. This paper offers a summary of points on how schools can become a neighborhood locus for family-centered and comprehensive services, which will aid in the establishment of safe, disciplined, and drug- and alcohol-free schools and communities. Schools and educators should shift their efforts from fragmented, often inadequate supports and services, to collaborative and comprehensive strategies that emphasize development, opportunities, and prevention. Schools must be made safe and even though the role of pupil personnel services is not and should not be that of policing, they must nevertheless be prepared to meet young people's increasing needs for safety. Reviewed here is recent or pending legislation that encourages comprehensive strategies for serving children and families: the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994; Goals 2000; the Improving American Schools Act; the President's Directive on Gun Free Schools; the School to Work Opportunities Act; the Empowerment/Zone/ Enterprise Community Initiative; the Family Preservation and Support Program; Youthbuild; and Head Start. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Children, Cooperation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Integrated Services, Intervention, Parent School Relationship, Pupil Personnel Services, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, School Role, Services
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Domestic Policy Council, Washington, DC.
Note: A summary of the Notes from which a paper was presented at the "Safe Schools, Safe Students: A Collaborative Approach to Achieving Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools Conducive to Learning" Conference (Washington, DC, October 28-29, 1994). Title reads "A Summary of the Talking Points."