ERIC Number: ED405392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
C-STARS. School Based Interprofessional Case Management: An Interagency Program for At-Risk Students and Their Families.
Smith, Albert, Jr.; Oaks, Merrill
The documents in this collection provide information about the Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students (C-STARS), a center committed to meeting the challenge of providing integrated services for at-risk youth and their families. Because C-STARS is housed in a university setting, it has the opportunity to promote interprofessional and interagency cooperation. Fundamental to the operations of C-STARS is interprofessional case management (ICM). ICM attempts to ensure that services are provided in a supportive, efficient, and coordinated manner. Seven functions of the ICM model are described, and the structural components of its operation are presented. Preliminary results of a formative evaluation indicate that implementation of the model's functional and structural elements has been high in project sites. The summative evaluation design in progress suggests a positive impact on students, with reduced absenteeism and better student grades and conduct. Attachments include: (1) a list of 47 suggested readings, (2) a discussion of the C-STARS model, (3) anticipated benefits of the ICM approach, (4) background material on C-STARS, and (5) guidelines for ICM. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Attendance, College School Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Formative Evaluation, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Models, Social Services, Student Behavior, Summative Evaluation, Urban Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for the Study and Teaching of At-Risk Students.