ERIC Number: ED478359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Working Collaboratively: From School-Based Teams to School-Community-Higher Education Connections. An Introductory Packet.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Across the country, groups of people who often haven't worked together previously are combining their talents and resources to improve outcomes for children and youth. They often form groups called collaboratives. This packet provides some guidance for what makes such collaborative efforts successful and what gets in the way. It is designed as an introduction to the nature and scope of working collaboratively at various levels of intervention. Specifically, the content focuses on clarifying that: collaboration is a process for carrying out delineated functions; accomplishing different functions often require different mechanisms or structures; data can help enhance collaboration; and sustaining collaborative endeavors over time requires attending to systemic change. Also included in this packet are a set of resources to draw on in developing effective ways to work together to strengthen children and youth, families, schools, and communities. (Author)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship
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; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu. For full text: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/worktogether/worktogether.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
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.