ERIC Number: ED461819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Impediments to Enhancing Availability of Mental Health Services in Schools: Fragmentation, Overspecialization, Counterproductive Competition, and Marginalization. ERIC/CASS-NASP Premier Partnership Paper.
Adelman, Howard S.; Taylor, Linda
Concerns about enhancing availability and access to mental health services in schools range from sparse resources to the proliferation of piecemeal and overspecialized interventions arising from categorical funding. This paper discusses such concerns and stresses that they must be addressed from a perspective that fully appreciates the degree to which school policies and practices marginalize student support programs and services. Changing all this is discussed in terms of reframing school reform to fully address barriers to student learning. Finally, a proactive agenda addressing the implications for new directions for pupil personnel professional is suggested. (Contains 40 references.) (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counselors, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health Workers, School Health Services, School Policy, School Restructuring, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171. Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://ericcass.uncg.edu/naspERIC.pdf.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; National Association of School Psychologists, Bethesda, MD.
Note: Document prepared especially for the National Association of School Psychologists National Convention (Chicago, IL, February 26-March 2, 2002).