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ERIC Number: EJ823379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Forging Strategic Partnerships to Advance Mental Health Science and Practice for Vulnerable Children
Fantuzzo, John; McWayne, Christy; Bulotsky, Rebecca
School Psychology Review, v32 n1 p17-37 2003
The purpose of this article is to present a conceptual framework for advancing mental health science and practice for vulnerable children that is in accord with the Surgeon General's priorities for change. Three elements distinguish the framework presented. It is: (a) population-focused, (b) child-centered, and (c) partnership-based. Empirical research is presented to illustrate an application of the model. The application addresses a nationally recognized risk to child development (i.e., maltreatment) and incorporates a nationally funded protective influence for low-income children (i.e., Head Start). This model provides a framework for child-oriented psychologists, including school psychologists, to respond to the magnitude of challenges facing vulnerable children within educational settings. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A