ERIC Number: ED464299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Resource-Oriented Teams: Key Infrastructure Mechanisms for Enhancing Education Supports. A Center Report.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
The Center for Mental Health in Schools has explored new infrastructure mechanisms designed to ensure that schools pay more systematic attention to how they use resources for addressing barriers to student learning and promoting healthy development. This report highlights key infrastructure mechanisms for enhancing education supports and stresses how resource-oriented mechanisms are required for oversight, leadership, resource development, and ongoing support. Such mechanisms provide ways to arrive at decisions about resource allocation; maximize systematic and integrated planning, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of education support activity; outreach to create formal working relationships with community resources to bring some to a school and establish special linkages with others; and upgrade and modernize the component to reflect the best intervention thinking and use of technology. At each system level, these tasks require that staff adopt some new roles and functions and that parents, students, and other representatives from the community enhance their involvement. The following appendixes comprise the last six of the report's sections: (1) Pioneer Initiatives To Reform Educational Support Programs; (2) An Example from One Major School District; (3) Resource Aids for Developing Resource Coordinating Teams/Councils; (4) Resource Aids and Other Relevant References for Mapping; (5) Thinking about a Five Year Plan; and (6) Surveying and Planning To Enhance Efforts To Address Barriers to Learning at a School Site. (GCP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Educational Resources, Mental Health, Partnerships in Education, Resource Allocation, Services, Shared Resources and Services, 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: email@example.com. 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.