ERIC Number: ED464298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Enhancing Resource Center Collaboration. A Center Report.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Many resource centers are concerned with matters related to addressing barriers to learning and development (including a focus on mental health and psychosocial problems). This concern also usually encompasses matters related to promoting effective instruction and healthy development. On May 7th, 2001, 16 of these centers met in Washington, DC for a face-to-face interchange about how the host of resource centers could enhance formal connections. The meeting was convened in response to the recognized need for greater interface among centers in order to reduce unnecessary redundancy, enhance complementariness, and enable centers to benefit more extensively from each other's expertise. Implicit in this is the belief that more formal relationships among such centers will enhance benefits to the fields that each center means to advance. The specific objective of the session was to begin a discussion among a critical mass of resource center directors about ways to enhance linkages, networking, and coordinated efforts in arenas where work overlaps. This report highlights information about the centers, the work accomplished by the group at the meeting, and next steps related to advancing an initiative to enhance resource center collaboration. Three appendixes list the meeting's participants, an initial mapping of overlapping resource centers, and a table of the primary and secondary foci of participating centers. (GCP)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Organizations (Groups), Resource Centers, Resources, Student Development
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/specpak.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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.