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ERIC Number: ED432850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
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School-Based Mental Health Services: Service System Reform in South Carolina.
Motes, Patricia Stone; Pumariega, Andres; Simpson, Mary Ann; Sanderson, Jennifer
This paper reports on the University of South Carolina School-Based Mental Health Project, a program which provides mental health services within a public school setting in an effort to maximize the preventive and educational effects of mental health services within schools. The project is also developing a model to serve as a foundation for a statewide school-based system of care. This particular study examined shifts in service delivery from the traditional diagnostic and treatment model to a more ecological orientation with a continuum of services. The study analyzed service delivery activities logged by 33 graduate students providing mental health services through the project. Findings indicated that about 40 percent of the graduate students' service delivery efforts reflected non-traditional services such as program consultation and workshops, violence prevention efforts, ethnic-focused programming, consultation with teachers and other school personnel, and helping to define an in-school suspension program. Also, nearly 60 percent of students who received services were not identified as clients, suggesting that the project was providing services much broader than traditional mental health programs. Recommendations for system reform to address financing issues are offered. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina