ERIC Number: ED445460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
The School, Family, and Community Partnership Program: Initial Findings.
Treder, David; Kutash, Krista; Duchnowski, Albert J.; Rudo, Zena; Sumi, W. Carl; Harris, Karen M.; Nelson, Steven L.
The School, Family, and Community Partnership Program is an integrated, school-based intervention for improving the outcomes of students served in classrooms for children who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. This report briefly describes the intervention, the characteristics of the children, and initial results of measuring fidelity to the intervention model. To test the effectiveness of the Partnership Program, outcomes for the 23 children (ages 11-13) participating at the school where the project was implemented were compared to 24 children at a school where the intervention was not initiated. The study employs a quasi-experimental longitudinal design with data collected on the youth at the beginning of the study, as well as 12 and 18 months after the study was initiated. Initial results from the study indicate no significant differences between the experimental and control site at the point of baseline data collection and that descriptive characteristics of the children were similar to those found in national studies of children who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. The project has demonstrated that it is possible to bring together families, school staff, and community agencies to develop a comprehensive plan to help children who have emotional disturbances. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Children, Delivery Systems, Elementary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Integrated Services, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Characteristics
For full text: http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/institute/pubs/bysubject.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Inst.
Note: In: The Annual Research Conference Proceedings, A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (12th, Tampa, FL, February 21-24, 1999).