ERIC Number: ED432853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Working Together: Mental Health and Special Education Collaboration in Florida.
Osterloh, Allison E.; Koorland, Mark A.
Surveys were completed by 50 Florida educators involved in programs for students with emotional and/or behavior disorders concerning the relationship between mental health professionals and educators. Seventy-one percent of respondents reported that contact time between teachers of students with emotional/behavioral disorders was not enough. When asked, "What benefits do mental health professionals provide to the teachers/students in your district?", respondents most often listed direct service provision, consultation and support to school staff, and behavioral observations/assessments. When asked what difficulties resulted during interactions between mental health professionals and educators, respondents identified differences in treatment, philosophies, role responsibilities; lack of communication and collaboration; and conflicts in scheduling. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Health Programs, School Community Relationship, Special Education, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Florida