ERIC Number: ED395245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Student Mental Health, Learning & Welfare: 1994-95 School Psychologist Time Study: Preliminary Report of Findings.
McDaid, Janet L.; Reifman, Arthur
Psychology services provided to children and youth in San Diego (California) City Schools (SDCS) were the subjects of this study. The key research question addressed in this preliminary report explores how psychologists used their time at school sites to promote student mental health, learning, and welfare during 1994-95. Data was collected by SDCS school psychologists using a Student Data Log designed specifically for this base line study. Thirty-two schools were selected for the study based on two criteria: (1) complete record-keeping by the site psychologist over the school year; and (2) representiveness of the sample schools to local demographics and geographic locations. The three general implications of this study's findings for practice and service delivery were: (1) psychologists serve a wide range of students comprising over one-quarter of the district's enrollment annually and spanning across general education and exceptional programs, preschool through early adulthood; (2) psychologists deliver services that have considerable impact on the mental health, learning and welfare of children and youth; and (3) psychologists need to integrate ongoing research activities among their best practices. Five appendices present survey and evaluation instruments, a list of participating schools, school psychologist job description, and psychologists' report samples. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA.