Coordination and Collaboration
This topic area provides resources related to enhancing coordination and collaboration across child-serving agencies, programs, and communities at a variety of levels to improve educational and other outcomes for students who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk.
Students who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk of dropping out of school are typically in need of a variety of different services—educational, mental health, substance abuse, and others. Frequently, these services are delivered through multiple State and local agencies and multiple providers. The availability and coordination of these services hinges upon the level of collaboration between these larger entities, practitioners, and families. The resources within this section aim to assist in promoting greater collaboration and communication so that children and youth receive the services they need without delay or redundancies, and teachers, administrators, practitioners, families, communities, and students can effectively coordinate efforts to assist them in attaining their educational goals and achieve positive long-term outcomes.