SY054: Fostering Community And University Partnerships Towards Comprehensive School Behavioral Services

Friday, February 21, 2014 2:00 PM–3:20 PM


The reduction of disparities between student behavioral health needs and services available necessitates partnerships with community behavioral health providers and universities. Papers presented here will be discussing the development of: 1) relationships with community providers, 2) relationships and utilization of university partners, and 3) current provider-focused research addressing the barriers to implementation. Attendees will learn current efforts, barriers, and strengths to implementation of a comprehensive behavioral health model within an urban school district.


Erik D. Maki, UMass Boston, Boston, MA; Andria M. Amador, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA; Melissa Pearrow, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA; Bonnie K. Nastasi, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; A. Victoria Sheppard, UMass Boston , Boston, MA; Allen Cohen, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA