ERIC Number: ED493295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Parent-School and Community Partnerships in Children's Mental Health: Networking Challenges, Dilemmas, and Solutions. Data Trends #106
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
"Data Trends" reports present summaries of research on mental health services for children and adolescents and their families. The article summarized in this "Data Trends" reports a qualitative investigation of the networking experiences of teachers, parents, human service professionals, and faith-based organizations involved in services for at-risk youth. Effective partnerships among communities, mental health services, and school are essential if services are to be more responsive to the needs of children and families, particularly those living in high-risk environments. It is evident from these data that communities face complex challenges as parents, schools, service providers, and representatives from faith-based organizations negotiate the barriers to improving the quality of life of children living in high-risk environments. In the article, the authors conclude that the enriched understanding of the concerns of different stakeholders gained through this participatory research increases the opportunities to build on successful networking strategies, and thus better meet the needs of these families. (Contains 1 table.) [This "Data Trends" presents a summary of: Oulette, P. M., Briscoe, R., Tyson, C. (2004) Parent-school and community partnerships in children's mental health: Networking challenges, dilemmas, and solutions. "Journal of Child and Family Studies," 13, 3, 295-308.]
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Health Services, Quality of Life, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Children, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Low Income Groups, Urban Areas, Socioeconomic Influences
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.