The safe project: Community-driven partnerships in health, mental health, and education to prevent early school failure
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Health Soc. Work
community organization; health; mental health; prevention; school; failure; SERVICES; CHILDREN; PROGRAM; THERAPY; FAMILY; Social Work
This article presents a case study of an innovative school-based health and mental health project that prevents early school failure in one county in Oklahoma. Success is attributed to social work development of broad-based partnerships involving families, schools, communities, and public policy officials. Citizen-driven, these partnerships have meshed previously fixed institutional boundaries in health, mental health, and education to prevent early school failure. The article describes school-family partnerships that form the care of the project's service intervention model. Statistics on service activities and outcomes are presented, along with a discussion of lessons learned for implementation of the project.
Health & Social Work
"The safe project: Community-driven partnerships in health, mental health, and education to prevent early school failure" (1997). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2055.