ERIC Number: ED463509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
About Mental Health in Schools. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This introductory packet provides an overview of what the term "Mental Health in Schools" means. The packet discusses how school-based and school-linked programs have been developed for purposes of early intervention, crisis intervention and prevention, treatment, and promotion of positive social and emotional development. It asserts that advancing mental health in schools is about much more than expanding services and creating full service schools. It is about establishing comprehensive, multifaceted approaches that help ensure schools are caring and supportive places that maximize learning and well being and strengthen students, families, schools, and neighborhoods. The packet contains the following sections: (1) Mental Health in Schools: An Overview; (2) Executive Summary--Mental Health in Schools: Guidelines, Models, Resources, and Policy Considerations; (3) Impediments to Enhancing Availability of Mental Health Services on Schools: Fragmentation, Overspecialization, Counterproductive Competition, and Marginalization; (4) Mental Health in Schools: A Sampling of References; and (5) Assuring No Child Is Left Behind: Strengthening the Approach of School and Community for Addressing Barriers to Student Learning. (GCP)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, School Role
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.