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ERIC Number: ED501383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Gap Analysis of the Resource Synthesis Related to Integrating Mental Health in Schools into the Recommendations of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
The internet is emerging as the single most important dissemination tool. For many professionals, it is the primary way they access information and resources. Thus, analyses of what is and isn't online are essential in advancing the internet's value for enterprises such as the New Freedom Initiative. This report presents analyses of a synthesis of online, noncommercial resources that have relevance for advancing efforts to integrate mental health in schools into the New Freedom Initiative. Not surprisingly, the analyses indicate that the online resources in many arenas of concern are limited, and there are major gaps. The importance of this report is not in this statement of the obvious, but in the specifics that provide a detailed needs assessment. The delineation of needs is intended to guide development of a more basic set of online resources with a view to accelerating the envisioned transformation of the mental health system. We conclude by urging those responsible for the New Freedom Initiative to bring together relevant agencies, centers, and organizations to encourage them to establish a coordinated and cohesive approach for filling online resource gaps. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 1 exhibit.)
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: smhp@ucla.edu; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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