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Title: Gap Analysis of the Resource Synthesis Related to Integrating Mental Health in Schools into the Recommendations of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Description: The internet is emerging as the single most important dissemination tool. For many professionals, it is the primary way they access information and resources. Thus, analyses of what is and isn't online are essential in advancing the internet?s value for enterprises such as the New Freedom Initiative. This report presents analyses of the synthesis of online, noncommercial resources that have relevance for advancing efforts to integrate mental health in schools into the New Freedom Initiative. Not surprisingly, the analyses indicate that the online resources in many arenas of concern are limited, and there are major gaps. The importance of this report is not in this statement of the obvious, but in the specifics that provide a detailed needs assessment. The delineation of needs is intended to guide development of a more basic set of online resources with a view to accelerating the envisioned transformation of the mental health system. We conclude by urging those responsible for the New Freedom Initiative to bring together relevant agencies, centers, and organizations to encourage them to establish a coordinated and cohesive approach for filling online resource gaps. click here

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/newfreedomcommisison/gapanalysisintro.pdf  181kb; 18pp