Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools. 2001. Mental health in schools: Guidelines, models, resources, and policy considerations. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, School Mental Health Project, 125 pp., exec. summ. [6 pp.].
Annotation: This report on mental health in schools is intended as a resource aid for policy and capacity building. The report focuses on definitional concerns; the rationale for mental health in schools; guidelines to clarify the nature and scope of a comprehensive, multifaceted approach; how mental health and psychosocial concerns currently are addressed in schools; and ways of advancing the field. The guidelines are presented in six sections: general domains for intervention in addressing students' mental health; major areas of concern related to barriers to student learning; types of functions provided related to individuals, groups, and families; timing and nature of problem-oriented interventions; assuring quality of intervention; and outcome evaluation and accountability. The appendices include guidelines with rationales and supporting references, guideline comments related to staff development and outcome evaluation, resources for materials, technical assistance, and training, frameworks for rethinking roles, functions, development and credentialing of pupil service personnel, and a list of Cadre participants. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Contact: Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA School Mental Health Project, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563, Telephone: (310) 825-3634 Secondary Telephone: (866) 846-4843 Fax: (310) 206-8716 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu Available at no charge; also available from the website.
Keywords: Guidelines, Mental health, Mental health services, Outcome and process assessment, Peer counseling, Psychosocial development, School based clinics, School psychology