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ERIC Number: ED478355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 103
Abstractor: N/A
Transitions: Turning Risks into Opportunities for Student Support. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This Introductory Packet provides readings and related activities on support for transitions to address barriers to student learning covering both research and best practices. It explores why transitions are dangerous opportunities that can disrupt or promote development. Key transitions and related intervention strategies are presented for starting school; daily transitions including before and after school as well as recess and lunch; year transitions such as beginning a new school year; moving to a new school/new country; transitions for special needs students; and transitions from high school. Planning and implementing programs that support transitions for students, family, and staff provide an opportunity for school support staff to take a leadership role. This encompasses program development and raising awareness about the benefits of coordinating programs for prevention and interventions designed to address transition problems. The importance of support staff, families and students planning for transitions is accompanied by suggestions and models. Resources include references, organizations, websites, and Center materials related to transitions. (Contains 14 references.) (GCP)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: Bureau of Community Health Services (DHHS/HSA), Washington, DC. Office for Maternal and Child Health.; 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.