Partnering with Families in Expanded School Mental Health Programs
Systems of education and child and adolescent mental health recognize that close Partnerships with families are essential for the success of almost any endeavor. Service providers in the emerging expanded school mental health (esmh) field echo this realization, While working with families is a priority within the esmhfield and has been identified as a key best practice (Weist et al., 2001), little has been written about how to systematically incorporate families into the esmhframework and involve them as Ml Partners in their child's care. Drawing on experiences and research in the education field, expanded school mental health programs can expand their efforts to integrate effective strategies into daily practice by utilizing existing knowledge bases
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