ERIC Number: ED474022
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to School Mental Health Services.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Schools can be the optimal place for the coordination of the efforts of educators, families and mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. Mental health services are an important resource that schools provide to help students benefit from education. By removing social/emotional barriers to learning and teaching new skills, mental health interventions can enhance student achievement and aid a student in becoming a successful and productive citizen. Research supports the fact that effective interventions and a positive school climate contribute to improved student achievement. It is also known that it is best to intervene early with social/emotional problems. Therefore, increasing understanding and early identification of mental health problems as well as improving access to services will lead to better educational outcomes. This guide is designed for parents and school staff who may have questions about the mental health services available in Colorado schools and how to access these supports for students who are experiencing behavioral or social/emotional problems. Its purpose is to provide answers to many of the questions that often arise about school mental health services. (GCP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Educational Cooperation, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Programs, Outcomes of Treatment, School Counseling, School Health Services
Colorado Dept. of Education, Special Education Services Unit, 201 E. Colfax, Denver CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6694. For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PDFDocs/T6c3.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Special Education Services Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado