Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Understanding Community Schools as Collaboratives for System Building to Address Barriers and Promote Well-Being (A Center Policy Brief)

Description: This brief reviews different agenda for establishing school-community connections in general and community schools specifically. A Comprehensive Community School is discussed as an entity that emerges from system building by school-family-community collaboratives. Establishing effective collaboratives requires policy that supports shared governance, a well-designed operational infrastructure, and the weaving together of overlapping institutional missions and resources. Policy implications for facilitating the types of systemic changes involved are underscored.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/communitycollab.pdf  68kb; 17pp