ERIC Number: ED425242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Evaluation and Accountability: Getting Credit for All You Do! An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health Schools.
This packet introduces some concepts in evaluation and accountability for mental health professionals in schools. The first section presents two briefs from the Clearinghouse of the Center for Mental Health in Schools. The first, "Mental Health in Schools: Quality Control, Evaluating Outcomes, and Getting Credit for All You Do," highlights the importance of planning evaluation to measure outcomes and enhance the quality of intervention and student benefits. The second brief, "Evaluation, Accountability, and Mental Health in Schools," focuses on accountability indicators and how to gather data related to such indicators. The second section of the packet provides "A Quick Overview of Some Basic Resources," including 22 selected references, a list of 5 guidebooks and models, a list of 8 agencies and Web sites for technical assistance, and a list of experts from the Center's consultation cadre. An evaluation flow chart and some accompanying material from a guide created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse form the third section. The final section contains two reports from the Center for School Mental Health Assistance, "Quality Assurance" and "Documenting Effectiveness of School Mental Health Programs." (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.