ERIC Number: ED194842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Models of Advocacy for the School Psychologist.
Anastasiow, Mary A.
A child advocate, whether parent or designated member of an agency, must be a representative of the child's interests and must ascertain that schools are performing their functions as prescribed by legal, social, and moral standards. The person best situated to assume the role of child advocate in the schools is the school psychologist. Several models of child advocacy are applicable within the educational domain. In the "personal advocacy" model, the school psychologist remains independent of direct service delivery by connecting the child and family with appropriate agencies, and concentrates on enhancing the child's awareness of his/her needs, interests, and resources. In the "class advocacy" model, intervention acts to bring about changes desired by persons concerned with issues such as laws affecting children within the schools, and identification and improvement of services required by exceptional children. In each model, the school psychologist functions as the bridge between services and demands. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).