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ERIC Number: ED451304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
After-School Programs and Addressing Barriers to Learning: A Technical Aid Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This technical aid packet provides information on the value of after-school programs in addressing students' barriers to success. It focuses on school-community collaborations and on opportunities for after-school involvement offered at school sites. The six chapters focus on the following: (1) "After-School Programs as Part of a Broad, School Wide Component to Address Barriers to Learning and Promote Healthy Development"; (2) "The Need for and Potential Benefits of After-School Programs"; (3) "Focus and Examples" (for students: enrichment programs, academic enhancement, and recreation; for the community: day care, adult learning and enrichment, recreation, and community building); (4) "Key Components of Successful Programs" (collaborative planning and monitoring; leadership, management, staff training, and support; and ongoing evaluation to improve outcomes); (5) "From Projects to Community-Wide Programs"; and (6) "Sources for Information for Planning and Funding" (agencies, reports, references, Internet documents, and Web sites). Two appendixes present a schoolwide component to address barriers to learning and a sample of effective after-school programs. (SM)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A