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ERIC Number: EJ958174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Can't Have One without the Other: Mental Health Providers and Community Parents Reducing Barriers to Services for Families in Urban Poverty
Frazier, Stacy L.; Abdul-Adil, Jaleel; Atkins, Marc S.; Gathright, Tamara; Jackson, Maudette
Journal of Community Psychology, v35 n4 p435-446 May 2007
University-community partnerships are widely recognized as critical to the success of community research and advocacy work but difficult to form and sustain. This article will describe a unique facet of that partnership, namely the collaboration between mental health clinicians and community consultants, a partnership that our data suggest was a cornerstone of our school-based mental health service program called PALS, an ecological model designed to engage African American families living in urban poor communities in mental health services. The service model was designed to promote children's learning and positive behavior through supporting teachers and encouraging parental involvement in school. In PALS, parent representatives from the community and clinicians from the university worked together in school-based teams to support children, families, and teachers. This article will discuss the evolution of our clinician-consultant partnership and several lessons that emerged regarding the incorporation of community members into the world of academia, research, and mental health service delivery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois