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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

School-Based Mental Health and Support Services: From Pilot Graveyards to Sustainable Comprehensive Systems Change

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Evelyn Frankford

All Authors for this paper: Evelyn Frankford

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Mental health and human service delivery in schools continues to be fragmented and inadequate. The result: frustration for children who need help and, equally, for teachers and school administrators who want to help these children overcome behavioral and emotional barriers to learning. Partnerships to establish comprehensive mental health interventions often take the form of pilot projects that lack clear on-going funding, and neglect to resolve real institutional conflicts between schools and service providers. To counter this dynamic, Massachusetts is undertaking state and locally supported systems change, based on a public health framework, by (1) geomapping and building on current projects and existing funding streams, and (2) adapting school-owned concepts such as Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM