ERIC Number: ED431981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Health in Schools: New Roles for School Nurses. Addressing Barriers to Student Learning.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This set of three continuing education units is designed to be used as a professional development tool for school nurses. Each unit consists of several sections designed to stand alone. Thus, the total set can be used and taught in a straightforward sequence, or one or more units and sections can be combined into a personalized course. Each section begins with specific objectives and focusing questions to guide reading and review. Interspersed throughout each section is boxed information designed to help the learner think in greater depth about the material. Test questions are provided at the end of each section as an additional study aid. Unit 1, "Placing Mental Health into the Context of Schools and the 21st Century," provides an overview and discusses enhancing health development; addressing barriers to learning; moving toward a comprehensive approach; and responding to students' problems. Unit 2, "Mental Health Services and Instruction: What a School Nurse Can Do," discusses screening, assessment, problem response, prevention, consent, due process, confidentiality, and care networks. Unit 3, "Working with Others to Enhance Programs and Resources," explores working relationships and how to build comprehensive, integrated approaches in schools. Includes a glossary of terms, acronyms, and references to legislation. An instructor's guide with test questions and answers is provided. (MKA)
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health, Prevention, Professional Development, School Nurses, Staff Role, Student Development
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu (minimal fee to cover copying, postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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.