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NCJ Number: 229356 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools
Author(s): Krista Kutash Ph.D.; Albert J. Duchnowski Ph.D.
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
Washington, DC
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
Portland, OR 97204
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2005-JL-FX-0157
Sale Source: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory
101 SW Main Street
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
United States of America

Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence
George Washington University
2121 K Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide describes the critical role of the mental health system for promoting and maintaining safe schools, discusses the emerging concept of family-driven care, and a review of Federal initiatives supporting the implementation of school-base mental health services.
Abstract: A growing body of research describes a convincing relationship between the academic and emotional functioning of children and the effectiveness of schools in addressing this relationship, and in a climate of increasing aggression and violence, the importance of behavior and developmental science is certain. To assist schools in their safety efforts the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory with support from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) revised a series of guidebooks. The guidebooks are intended to build a foundation of information to assist schools and school districts in developing safe learning environments. The guidebooks provide local school districts with information and resources that support comprehensive safe school planning efforts. This guidebook explores the role of mental health services in developing and maintaining safe schools. The guide provides an overview of research-based school mental health models and offers guidance for school personnel and others on implementing mental health-related services, including the role that Federal, State, and district policies play and the need for community involvement. Tables, figures, and appendixes A-C
Main Term(s): Crime in schools
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Juvenile mental health services; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Mental health; OJJDP grant-related documents; School security; Schools; Violence prevention
Note: Downloaded January 18, 2010; for related information on the guidebook series see NCJ-229352-355.
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