ERIC Number: EJ1088411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Coordinating Mental Health Care across Primary Care and Schools: ADHD as a Case Example
Power, Thomas J.; Blum, Nathan J.; Guevara, James P.; Jones, Heather A.; Leslie, Laurel K.
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v6 n1 p68-80 2013
Although primary care practices and schools are major venues for the delivery of mental health services to children, these systems are disconnected, contributing to fragmentation in service delivery. This paper describes barriers to collaboration across the primary care and school systems, including administrative and fiscal pressures, conceptual and linguistic differences between health care and educational professionals, role restrictions among professionals, and privacy laws. Strategies for overcoming these barriers, which can be applied in both primary care and school settings, are described in this paper. This paper has a primary focus on children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, but the principles and strategies described are applicable to children with a range of mental health and health conditions.
Descriptors: Primary Health Care, Mental Health, Access to Health Care, Elementary Schools, School Health Services, Barriers, Agency Cooperation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Child Health, Delivery Systems, Administration, Costs, Language Usage, Expectation, Role, Legislation, Privacy, Poverty, Cooperative Planning, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Databases, Training, Family School Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS); National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R40MC08964; H325D100019; T77MC00012; T73MC00051; K23MH065696