ERIC Number: ED463494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
New Directions for School & Community Initiatives To Address Barriers to Learning: Two Examples of Concept Papers To Inform and Guide Policy Makers. A Center Report.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
School policymakers are beginning to understand that a considerable amount of resources are expended on student support services and various education support programs. These resources are allocated because of the widespread awareness that more is needed than the typical teacher can provide if some students are to succeed at school. At the same time, however, there is a growing concern that current efforts are not well-conceived and implemented. As a result, leaders for school improvement are beginning to look for new directions. This report contains two examples of concept papers that can be used as a foundation for different groups to develop a concise presentation to highlight the need and vision for developing comprehensive, multifaceted, and integrated approaches to addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. One paper was developed in working with an urban school district director of support services as the basis for proposing a major restructuring initiative to the superintendent and the school board. The second example was prepared in work with a superintendent of a suburban school district who wanted a document to focus his initiative to restructure district efforts for addressing barriers to learning and enhance school-community collaboration. (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Development, Comprehensive Guidance, Early Intervention, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Mental Health, Policy Formation, Resource Allocation, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, Social Support Groups
School Mental Health Project, 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. For full text: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.