"No one who anticipates developing a full-service school should proceed without first studying this manual."
--Joy G. Dryfoos, author of Full-Service Schools
This how-to companion to Joy Dryfoos' Full-Service Schools is the first practical and comprehensive guide to establishing school-based community health and social support services-such as psychological counseling and drug prevention.
Full service (or integrated services) schools have emerged in response to the growing needs of children and families and the dwindling of dollars to support them. Based on the trials and triumphs of an award-winning program, this indispensable guide contains everything needed to create a full-service (or integrated-service) school--from planning processes to funding strategies to service delivery. It shows schools and community agencies how to develop workable joint agreements that accommodate a variety of programs and service delivery approaches. Valuable resources include needs assessment forms, intra-agency agreements, program evaluation tools, facilities criteria, funding sources, family service coordination plans, and disk filled with forms and templates. Building a Full-Service School has been reviewed and Andorsed by national leaders of the full-service movement.