ERIC Number: ED392007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Comprehensive & Coordinated Psychological Services for Children: A Call for Service Integration.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
This document is intended to present briefly the needs of children and families, to identify the greatest gaps in services, and to discuss how psychology can mobilize as a profession to address both needs and gaps. It begins by highlighting prominent indicators to demonstrate that America's children and families are in crisis. Following that are a discussion of the needs of children and families, a delineation of essential features of an integrated services system, and a consideration of psychology's role in improving services to children and families. Chapters are: (1) Introduction; (2) American Children and Families in Crisis: A Sampling of Social, Demographic, and Economic Indicators; (3) Needs of Children and Families; (4) An Integrative Perspective on Child and Family Needs; (5) Elements of Service Integration; and (6) Relevance to Psychology. Appendices are: (1) Policy Statement of the American Psychological Association on Psychology and Service Integration; (2) Integrated Services Programs Exemplars; (3) Suggested Reading (16 references); (4) Children's Mental Health Needs: Reform of the Current System; (5) Contributors and Reviewers. (JBJ)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Childhood Needs, Children, Consultants, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Family Problems, Family Programs, High Risk Students, Integrated Services, Psychological Services, Psychologists, Psychology, School Counseling, School Psychologists, Shared Resources and Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.