ERIC Number: ED435769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Expanding Policy Leadership for Mental Health in Schools: Report from the Mini-Summit (Los Angeles, California, June 24, 1999).
Adelman, Howard; Taylor, Linda
Participants at a conference on mental health in schools highlighted the following policy initiatives as a sampling of current activity that could benefit efforts to enhance mental health in schools: (1) new interagency programs for safe schools and healthy students that link the resources of several federal agencies; (2) an enhanced focus on mental health in the Head Start initiative and Justice Department programs for youth in detention; (3) efforts by the Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services); and (4) reauthorization of federal legislation that focuses on mental health in schools through state infrastructure grants and national centers. Gathering additional information and disseminating accumulated information will help expand the policy leadership pool focused on mental health in schools. Four appendixes list conference participants and policy academies, discuss initiatives with relevance for mental health in schools, and set forth some frameworks for analyzing policy in this area. (Contains 4 figures and 166 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conferences, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Leadership, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Policy Formation, School Psychologists
UCLA Dept. of Psychology, Box 9515563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. (Minimal fee to cover copying, postage, and handling). Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: smhp@ucla,edu; Web site: http://smhp.psyhco.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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.