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ERIC Number: ED001095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-22
Pages: 2
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GUIDELINES FOR PROJECT HEADSTART COUNSELORS.
MCNIEL, GUY
THE GOALS OF PROJECT HEAD START ARE TO DEVELOP IN THE CHILD AND HIS FAMILY A RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE TOWARD SOCIETY, TO HELP BOTH CHILD AND FAMILY GAIN SELF-RESPECT AND DIGNITY, TO PINPOINT THE ACTUAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, TO INFORM FAMILIES OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE HELP SO THAT THE FAMILY MAY APPLY FOR AND USE AVAILABLE SERVICES. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR COUNSELORS ARE A THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF AND TRAINING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND AN AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEMS OF CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN. THE DUTIES OF THE COUNSELORS INVOLVE ACTIVITIES AS GUIDANCE CONSULTANT, SOCIAL WORKER AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND INCLUDE APPRAISAL SERVICE, ASSISTANCE, INVENTORY SERVICE, COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS, REFERRAL SERVICE, CONSULTANT SERVICES, COORDINATION OF SCHOOL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE AND RESEARCH. COOPERATION BETWEEN THE COUNSELOR AND TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE SCHOOL OFFICE CAN HELP TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN EXPERIENCING SCHOOL DIFFICULTIES. THE COUNSELOR, TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR WORKING TOGETHER IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE ARE ABLE TO REFER PUPILS TO SPECIALISTS IN OUTSIDE AGENCIES. AN OUTLINE OF SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR COUNSELORS IS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: El Paso Public Schools, TX.
Identifiers: PROJECT HEADSTART; TEXAS; Texas (El Paso)