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ERIC Number: EJ1194278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Community Schools: New Perspectives on the Wraparound Approach
Bartlet, Nadine A.; Freeze, Trevi B.
Exceptionality Education International, v28 n2 p55-81 2018
An increasing number of children and youth have mental health disorders. To address this issue, federal and provincial mental health policymakers in Canada have recommended: (a) improving the coordination of services, and (b) increasing the role that schools play in providing supports. One way to operationalize these recommendations is to implement the wraparound approach in the context of a full-service community school. This qualitative, multiple-case study of three community schools in Manitoba, Canada, explores the experiences of stakeholders in community schools as they relate to support for children and youth with mental health disorders and their families. The findings indicate that community schools engage in practices that align with the 10 guiding principles of wraparound. Given the broad-based partnerships in community schools and their focus on collaborative action, they hold promise as sites with the potential to lead the implementation of the wraparound approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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