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The Center's Training Tutorials are organized topically, with readings and related activities for "preheating," active learning, and follow-up. All readings and activity guides are available on the website of the national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA.

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Overview Guide

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Initial Resources to "Preheat" Exploration of this Matter

The following materials provide a brief introduction and overview to the ideas covered by the tutorial:

In readying others for training in this matter, display the attached flyer and the above article on a training bulletin board and provide copies to interested staff.

Learning Sessions

Topic 1: Why and how schools provide student and family assistance to address barriers to learning.
Reading: From: Common Psychosocial Problems of School Aged Youth: Developmental Variations, Problems, Disorders, and Perspectives for Prevention and Treatment - Part II: A Full Range of Programs to Address Behavioral, Emotional, and Learning Problems (pp. II-1-14)

Mechanisms for Delivering Mental Health in Schools (newsletter article) 


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.
  1. Outline What Has Been Learned So Far  (use attached worksheet) 
  2. What Would You Add?  (Use the attached guide sheet and the accompanying sections from the self-study: Student and Family Assistance Programs and Services)
  3. Discussion Session Exploring Outline of What Has Been Learned  (see the attached guide sheet for ideas about forming an informal discussion and/or a formal study group)



Topic 2: Understanding When Specialized Assistance is Needed
Reading: From: Common Psychosocial Problems of School Aged Youth: Developmental Variations, Problems, Disorders, and Perspectives for Prevention and Treatment - I. Keeping the Environment in Perspecitive families as a Cause of Commonly Identified Psychosocial Problems (pp. I-1-6)

About Talking with Kids (newsletter article)


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.
  1. Outline and Discuss What Has Been Learned So Far  (see attached worksheet)
  2. Interviewing to Determine a Student's View of the Problem  (see attached worksheet)
  3. Review Screening Tools  (see attached introduction to a Resource Aid Packet) 

 
 
 
Topic 3: When should the school refer students and families to community resources? 
Reading: From: School-Based client consultation, Referral, and Management of Care (pp. 12-37) 


Activity: Use the various attached materials as stimuli and tools to focus application of what has been read.
  1. Write and Discuss - Using Pre-referral Intervention  (use attached worksheet as an activity guide)
  2. Write and Discuss - Referral Intervention Guidelines  (see attached worksheet as an activity guide)

Follow-up for Ongoing Learning

As you decide to learn more about these matters, the following Center resources should be a helpful next step.

  1. The Quick Finds section of the Center website offers topic areas that are regularly updated with new reports, publications, internet sites, and centers specializing in the topic.  Stakeholders can keep current on Student and family Assistance Programs and Services to Address Barriers to Learning by visiting topic areas such as:

  2. Consider forming ongoing study groups
  3. Request ongoing inservice training and administrative support in developing these ideas
  4. This material provided by: UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools/Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
    (310) 825-3634/ Fax: (310) 206-8716/ Email: smhp@ucla.edu
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