ERIC Number: ED043906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Providing Direct Service and Preventive Programs for Children in Poverty.
When the psychologist serves Head Start, he must be a consultant to the whole Head Start organization, from top to bottom, director to children, and horizontally from potentially supportive agencies in the community to the Head Start staff, to the children and their parents. In the process of serving as a community psychologist, he will be called on to perform traditional clinical services as well. If there are not enough psychologists who are willing to accept these new roles and responsibilities, then new psychologists must be trained to accept this challenge in clinical child psychology, since the present programs do not reach the disadvantaged child. (KJ/Author)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Intervention, Poverty Programs, Professional Personnel, Professional Services, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychological Services, Psychologists, Role Perception
Paul Wohlford, University of Miami, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 8185, Coral Gables, Florida 33124. (No price is quoted.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970