ERIC Number: ED490007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Another Initiative? Where Does it Fit? A Unifying Framework and an Integrated Infrastructure for Schools to Address Barriers to Learning and Promote Healthy Development
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
This report was developed to highlight the current state of affairs and illustrate the value of a unifying framework and integrated infrastructure for the many initiatives, projects, programs, and services schools pursue in addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. Specifically, it highlights how initiatives can be embedded into a comprehensive, multifaceted, and cohesive framework. It also outlines how existing infrastructure mechanisms can be integrated to address marginalization, fragmentation, counterproductive competition, and wasteful redundancy. As aids for moving in these directions, several tools are included. The following are appended: (1) Using the Matrix as a Tool for Mapping, Analyses, and Decision Making; (2) Leadership at a School Site for an Enabling or Learning Supports Component: Job Descriptions; and (3) Using Federal Education Legislation in Moving Toward a Comprehensive, Multifaceted, and Integrated Approach to Addressing Barriers to Learning. [This report comes from the Center for Mental health in schools at UCLA].
Descriptors: Mental Health, Access to Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Leadership, Decision Making, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances, Health Promotion, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Mental Health, Educational Environment, Student Needs
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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.