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ERIC Number: ED450170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Addressing Barriers to Student Learning & Promoting Healthy Development: A Usable Research-Base. A Center Brief.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This report discusses the importance of and bases for initiatives to enhance students' social, emotional, and behavioral performance as an essential facet of improving academic performance. Research on comprehensive approaches for addressing barriers to learning is still in development. Data from natural experiments underscore societal inequities that can be remedied through public financing for comprehensive programs and services. Formal studies have focused on specific interventions. This literature reports positive outcomes associated with a wide range of interventions. The research base is highlighted by organizing examples into the six areas of concern: (1) enhancing classroom teachers' capacity for addressing problems and for fostering social, emotional, intellectual, and behavioral development; (2) enhancing school capacity to handle transition concerns confronting students and families; (3) responding to, minimizing the impact of, and preventing crisis; (4) enhancing home involvement; (5) outreaching to the community to build linkages and collaborations; and (6) providing special assistance to students and families. (Contains 126 references.) (SM)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, School Mental Health Project, Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; 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.