Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Integrating Mental Health in Schools: Schools, School-Based Centers, and Community Programs Working Together (Center Brief)

Description: This report discusses strategies for interagency collaboration and integrating mental health in schools. This paper also explores why integrated efforts are important, what is involved, and how to do it. The following matters are included in the presentation: Within the Center - Recognizing the problem of "not enough time" and outlining specific activities. It also includes: With the School - including discussion of integrated referral processes, staff development, confidentiality guidelines, and connections between key personnel. With the Community - including outreach and integrated programming. Developing Mechanisms to promote Integration and Address Challenges: management of Care, management of Resources and Multischool Integration. To download a copy now click here. Keywords: mental health, schools, school-based, community, programs, education, Education, Collaboration, Strategies, best practice, standard based reform, learning support, school reform,

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/briefs/integratingbrief.pdf  259kb; 28pp