ERIC Number: ED463506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student & Family Assistance Programs and Services To Address Barriers to Learning. A Center Training Tutorial.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Most school districts employ student support or "pupil services professionals," such as school psychologists, counselors, and social workers. These personnel perform services connected with mental health and psychosocial problems. The format usually is a combination of centrally based and school-based services. Amelioration of the full continuum of student problems requires a comprehensive and integrated programmatic approach. Such an approach may require one or more mental health, physical health, and social services. This training tutorial is designed with self-directed opportunities for more in-depth learning about the variety of student and family assistance programs that address barriers to learning. It is divided into three sessions on why and how schools provide student and family assistance; understanding when specialized assistance is needed; and when the school should refer students and families to community resources. The tutorial is organized topically, with readings and related activities for preparation, active learning, and follow-up. (GCP)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mental Health Programs, School Community Relationship, School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Responsibility, School Role, School Social Workers
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: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.