ERIC Number: ED467355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Health, Schools and Families Working Together for All Children and Youth: Toward a Shared Agenda.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; National Association of State Mental Retardation Program Directors, Alexandria, VA.
The purpose of this paper is to encourage state and local family and youth organizations, mental health agencies, education entities and schools across the nation to enter new relationships to achieve positive social, emotional and educational outcomes for every child. This paper offers recommendations and encouragement to family and youth organizations, state mental health and education leaders for policy development and changes needed to move toward systemic collaboration to coordinate and integrate programs and services. The aim is to align systems and ensure the promise of a comprehensive, highly effective system for children and youth and their families. Three appendixes are included on the development of the concept paper, resources for mental health in schools, and the dimensions of an accountability framework. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cooperative Planning, Early Identification, Family Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Integrated Services, Intervention, Mental Health Programs, Policy Formation, Youth Programs
For full text: www.nasdse.org/sharedagenda.pdf
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA.; National Association of State Mental Retardation Program Directors, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Funded through the Policymaker Partnership for Implementing IDEA.