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ERIC Number: ED540955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Health: Reduce Referrals to Special Education by Treating Children's Mental Health Needs in Schools. On the Issues: Policy Recommendations
Children's Aid Society
The Children's Aid Society believes that innovative funding models should be used to train faculty and to provide school-based mental health services to the more than 90,000 children in New York State who suffer from serious mental illness but do not receive treatment. To treat these children's often disruptive, threatening, aggressive and suicidal behaviors, we recommend: (1) Using special education funding and partnering with private organizations to establish school-based mental health and family support service teams in all elementary and middle schools, and (2) Employing service teams to assess all special education referrals for possible mental health treatment before referring children with behavior problems for special education placement. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
Children's Aid Society. 105 East 22nd Street Room 504, New York, NY 10010. Tel: 212-949-4800; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Aid Society
Identifiers - Location: New York