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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

Examining the Interface between Very High Need Schools and Mental Health Systems

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Session Number: 42 Room: Salon B

Presenting: David Osher ; Neil Pessin; Andrew Bell; Greg Greicius; Kimberly Kendziora

All Authors for this paper: David Osher ; Neil Pessin; Andrew Bell; Greg Greicius; Kimberly Kendziora

Presentation Type: topical discussion

Chair: David Osher

Synopsis: This presentation uses the example of the Safe Schools, Successful Students Initiative as a catalyst for addressing broader issues regarding the interface between the education and mental health systems. Schools that have the greatest need for mental health services and supports are often functionally left out of collaborative initiatives because of their high rates of chaos and disruption. The Safe Schools Initiative was established to develop and test ways to strengthen very low-performing schools so that they can access mental health supports and better address their studentsÕ educational needs. The Safe Schools InitiativeÕs evidence-based approach to mental health in schools both co-locates services in schools and focuses on changing the ways adults interact with students. In this presentation, we describe the mental health and educational components of the model, present initial evaluation findings, and then open a discussion of how the highest-need schools can effectively partner with mental health services

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM