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ERIC Number: ED457431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 10
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Addressing Fragmentation: Building Integrated Services for Student Support.
Allen, Jackie M.
The concept of integrated service delivery has been endorsed by the professional organizations of all student support services personnel. Still, this paradigm has been slow to be adopted in schools. For one, counseling professionals are hesitant to share their role with other professionals. Services are often fragmented and professionals are unsure what each other's role is with the students. Funding is distributed unevenly across programs. The creation of a collaborative work culture where professionals spend time together doing strategic program planning enhances the change process. Beginning with a needs assessment of the school climate and community will assure that members of the planning team know the strengths and weaknesses of the existing services. Translating the needs into a plan of action for short- and long-term goals is the next step. The school community needs to be aware of the programmatic changes and a successful public relations campaign will lead to successful changes in the services paradigm. (Contains 13 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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