ERIC Number: ED501378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Should Policy Specify a Formal Role for Schools Related to Mental Health?
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
Although mental health in schools is discussed at many levels, fundamental differences in varying perspectives, attitudes, and vested interests result in divergent agendas for policy, practice, research, and training. This may confuse stakeholders and provide a source of conflict between policy and practice. This brief highlights a starter list of the varying agenda for mental health in schools, and the pros and cons related to the issue.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Role Perception, Comprehensive School Health Education, Educational Practices, School Role
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: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Adolescent Health (DHHS/PHS); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Mental Health in Schools