Volume 12, Number 4
Fall, 2007

Center News

Have you Visited What's New?

For the latest information on Center resources and activities, go to http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu and click on What's New. See, for example, the latest resources that have been developed and those that have been updated. Among those currently highlighted are:

Policy & Program Analyses focusing on:

>Youth Risk Taking Behavior: The Role of Schools

>Toward a School District Infrastructure that More Effectively Addresses Barriers to Learning and Teaching

Guidance Notes on:
>Is the School Year Off to a Good Start?

A Planning Guide outlining:

>Steps and Tools to Guide Planning and Implementation of a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching.

Journal articles:

>"Systemic Change and School Improvement" by H. Adelman & L. Taylor. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation (2007).

>"Mental Health and Social Services: Results from the School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006" by N. Brener, M. Weist, H. Adelman, L. Taylor, & M. Vernon-Smiley. Journal of School Health (October 2007).

Revised TA Packet and Guidebook related to transition supports:

>Welcoming and Involving New Students and Families

>What Schools Can Do to Welcome and Meet the Needs of All Students and Families

New and Revised Quick Finds on:

>Diversity, Disparities, and Promoting Health Equitably
>Impulse Control
>Response to Intervention (RTI)
>Foster Care
>Disciplinary Practices
>Social & Emotional Development & Social Skills
>Prevention for Students "At-Risk"

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