ERIC Number: ED477672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Program Effectiveness in the Safe Schools Healthy Students Initiative. Symposium.
Massey, Oliver T.; Telleen, Sharon; Kim, Young O. Rhee; Stewart-Nava, Helen; Maher, Susan; Boroughs, Michael; Henson, Kelli S.; Armstrong, Kathleen H.; Santoro, Gina; Perry, Angela
This document is comprised of summaries of six papers presented at a symposium on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, a federal grant to school districts intended to promote health and safety in schools and communities. The Initiative was designed to confront school violence, safety, and mental health needs through the provision of a broad array of prevention and intervention services. The papers illustrate the nature of school based interventions and corresponding evaluation efforts. They provide evidence of the effectiveness of the interventions in the local setting with implications for the transportability of the programs to other schools. Following a symposium introduction, by Oliver T. Massey, the included papers are: (1) "The Impact of Coordinated Community Mental Health Services: Safe Schools/Healthy Students" (Sharon Telleen and others); (2) "Results of a Longitudinal School-Based Intervention Study" (Michael Boroughs and others); (3) "Student Perceptions of School Safety in the Omnibus Survey" (Kelli S. Henson and others); (4) "Safety in Schools: Staff Perceptions" (Gina Santoro and others); (5) "Understanding School Safety: A Qualitative Inquiry" (Angela Perry and others); and (6) "Evaluation Activities at a Summer Camp for Youth Experiencing Homelessness" (Laura A. Nabors and Heather D. Lehmkuhl). A summary of the symposium discussion (by Kathleen H. Armstrong) completes the document. (Individual papers contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Grants, Intervention, Longitudinal Studies, Mental Health Programs, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, School Community Programs, School Districts, School Safety, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Violence
For full text: http://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/conference_proceedings.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.
Note: In: Annual Conference Proceedings--A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base (15th, Tampa, FL, March 3-6, 2002). Chapter 3: Education. pp229-246.