ERIC Number: ED429421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
The Role of Education in a System of Care: Effectively Serving Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders. Systems of Care: Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health 1998 Series. Volume III.
Woodruff, Darren W.; Osher, David; Hoffman, Catherine C.; Gruner, Allison; King, Mark A.; Snow, Stephanie T.; McIntire, Jonathan C.
This is the third volume in a series of monographs from the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Service for Children and Their Families Program, which currently supports 41 comprehensive system of care sites to meet the needs of children with serious emotional disturbances (SED). This volume explores sites that are overcoming obstacles to educating children with SED and establishing successful school-based systems of care. Chapter 1, "Background: Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance, Schools, and Systems of Care," discusses promoting practices that involve education in a system of care and meeting the needs of children with SED in school. Chapter 2, "Program Descriptions," describes the South Philadelphia Family Partnership, the East Baltimore Mental Health Partnerships School-Based Program, and Project REACH in Rhode Island. Chapter 3, "Cross-Site Findings: Practices and Lessons for Developing a System of Care," discusses principles of effective school-based systems of care, design features of effective systems, and approaches to implementing an effective school-based system of care. Chapter 4, "Overcoming Barriers To Establishing Comprehensive, Collaborative Systems of Care," reviews barriers such as school structure, decision-making, mandates, financial support, and accountability. Chapter 5 reviews necessary components to creating a system of care. Two appendices contain program contact information and materials, and the National Agenda for Achieving Better Results for Children and Youth with Serious Disturbance. (Contains approximately 80 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Note: Volumes I and II not in ERIC; for volumes III, IV, and V, see EC 307 169-171.