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Review 'No one who anticipates developing a full-service school should proceed without first studying this manual.' --Joy G. Dryfoos, author of Full-Service Schools 'Building a Full-Service School documents the process of establishing a unique collaboration of more than twenty social and health agencies with a county school system. This consortium of agencies used their inter-relationships to provide more and better services for children and their families. I am proud to say that I was personally involved with this project through service on the executive board for more than six years. The program services continue to grow and are now available in every school in that pilot county.' --Morris L. Max, president, University of West Florida 'Anyone involved in establishing community partnerships to improve student outcomes should read this book. Building a Full-Service School will save practitioners and policy-makers time, money, and energy. It is like having your own consultant at your fingertips guiding you through a series of logical steps to forever change the way we look at communities and schools working together to support students and families.' --Marilyn Nagano Schlief, senior program officer, National Foundation for the Improvement of Education 'This book is a 'must-read,' especially by educational and social service agency leaders who serve rural populations. The authors have provided a step-by-step process for creating interagency partnerships to provide a seamless network of educational, health, and other social services for at-risk children and their families.' --William A. Clauss, director, Office for Rural Education, Western Carolina University Read more From the Back Cover This how-to companion to Full-Service Schools by Joy G. Dryfoos is the first practical and comprehensive guide to establishing school-based and school-linked academic, health, and social services?including a spectrum of interventions such as behavioral assessment, violence and drug prevention, vocational development, and resource coordination. Full-service schools have emerged in response to the growing needs of children and families combined with the expanding demand for fiscal efficiency and the dwindling supply of dollars to support needed services. Based on the trials and triumphs of an award-winning program, this indispensable guide contains everything needed to create a full-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, confidentiality issues, and service delivery approaches. Valuable resource materials include needs assessment forms, interagency agreements, program evaluation tools, facilities criteria, funding sources, and family service coordination plans. Templates of survey forms, sample agreements, and other program tools are also available on disk. Building a Full-Service School has been reviewed and Andorsed by national leaders of the full-service movement. Read more See all Editorial Reviews