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ERIC Number: ED431975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Students and Psychotropic Medication: The School's Role. A Resources Aid Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
School professionals encountering students on medication are confronted with a variety of procedures and issues related to medication administration, monitoring, and effects. This resource aid is designed to provide a brief overview guide to this topic and some procedural tools. Section 1 provides an overview perspective, guidelines, and tools related to a school's role in administering and monitoring medication, educating school staff about medication, and providing guidance for students on medication. Section 2 highlights major medications and their side effects, with emphasis on those prescribed for prevalent diagnoses encountered in schools, such as attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders, conduct disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, Tourette's syndrome, psychoses, pervasive developmental disorders, functional enuresis, asthma, and epilepsy. The final section outlines resources for information and support, including Internet sites, centers, agencies, advocacy groups, and relevant publications. (MKA)
School Mental Health Project, Center for Mental Health in Schools, Dept. of Psychology, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563; Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site: (minimal fee to cover copying, postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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 in Schools.