ERIC Number: ED425229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
What Schools Can Do To Welcome and Meet the Needs of All Students and Families. Guidebook.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This guidebook was developed to offer program ideas and resource aids that can help address some major barriers to student learning and performance. Much of the focus is on early-age interventions, but some is on primary prevention and some is on addressing problems as soon after onset as feasible. The material is organized into a set of units, each of which could stand alone. The topics covered are: (1) welcoming and offering social support at a school site; (2) using volunteers to provide extra assistance to students and their families; (3) involving the home in schooling and at school; (4) connecting students with the right help; (5) understanding and responding to learning problems and learning disabilities; and (6) responding to students' ongoing psychosocial and mental health needs. Each unit contains activity sheets, selected references, and supplemental materials such as handouts. Program ideas have been woven into models for fundamental systemic change in school districts and at school sites. From these models, a framework has been developed for a comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing barriers to learning and enhancing health development. This framework is presented as a Coda to this guidebook. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.