ERIC Number: ED425234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Working Together: From School-Based Collaborative Teams to School-Community-Higher Education Connections. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This packet is designed to help in the development of collaborative efforts for educational improvement. "Working Together with Others To Enhance Programs and Resources" (from the Center for Mental Health in Schools) is the first selection. This discussion emphasizes that effectiveness is the real point of collaboration, and it explores the importance of teamwork in resource and program management. "Overcoming Barriers to Working Together," the Center's second essay in the collection, discusses cultural and personal differences as barriers to collaboration and suggests ways to establish good working relationships. "School-Community Collaboration," excerpted from a 1997 article by Kathleen Cotton, explores ways to promote a real sense of community. "A School-Based Health Center: Working Together with School and Community" (from "Guidebook for a Mental Health Focus in School-Based Health Centers," Los Angeles, CA: School Mental Health Project, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)) discusses the integration, outreach, and networking involved in this type of collaboration. "A Quick Overview of Some Basic Resources" contains: (1) selected references; (2) examples of model school-based collaborations, model school-community-higher education connections, and interprofessional education programs; (3) a list of agencies, organizations, advocacy groups, and Internet resources; and (4) a list of names from the Center's consultant cadre. A sample digest from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), "Building Relationships between Schools and Social Services," shows the types of information available from ERIC. Two articles from the School Mental Health Project at UCLA are also included: "Upgrading School Support Programs through Collaboration: Resource Coordinating Teams" by Linda Rosenblum, Mary Beth DiCecco, Linda Taylor, and Howard S. Adelman, and "School-Linked Services and Beyond". (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; 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.