Journal Issue: School-Linked Services Volume 2 Number 1 Spring 1992
Interest in school-linked services is strong at many different levels of policy-making. Efforts to date deserve cautious optimism. They have incorporated important lessons from past experience; they are supported by a climate of reform and a developing consensus about the importance of evaluation. But it is impossible to overestimate the difficulty of establishing true collaborations among education, health, and social services providers and of producing fundamental change in how services are delivered to children and their families. No matter the current level of enthusiasm, this new round of integrated service efforts will fail without a deeper commitment of both public and private involvement and resources to address difficult issues such as financing and evaluation.