ERIC Number: ED356435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pathway to Tomorrow: Preparing Today's Children for Success.
National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
All American school children are growing up in a world that makes them significantly "at-risk" for educational and social failure due to various factors including: poverty, changing family structure, homelessness, hunger, poor health care, prenatal drug and alcohol exposure, increased incidence of child abuse and neglect, teenage pregnancy, racism, and violence in schools and communities. School psychologists are specially trained mental health professionals who work with preschoolers, children, adolescents, teachers, and families. They work with all school personnel to help make education a positive and rewarding experience, and to improve students' academic and social achievements. School psychologists want these things for children, families, and schools: (1) being prepared to learn; (2) safe schools; (3) prevention; (4) access to services for all children and families; (5) involving the family in school; (6) schools must welcome all children; and (7) student success. School psychologists provide information and recommendations regarding specific issues to legislators concerned about the welfare of children. School psychologists conduct studies on policies affecting children and youth. School psychologists are committed to the belief that all children must be mentally and physically healthy and educated so that they may benefit from and contribute to the full social and economic rewards America has to offer, and to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world. (ABL)
Descriptors: Children, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, School Counseling, School Psychologists, Student Needs
National Association of School Psychologists, 8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.