ERIC Number: ED451304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, After School Programs, Child Development, Community Programs, Day Care, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, High Risk Students, School Recreational Programs
Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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.