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ERIC Number: ED513553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-8930-6
Teachers' Perceptions of Students' Needs for Family Counseling and Attitudes toward School-Based Family Counseling
Star Snyder, Marjorie
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
A comprehensive search of multiple databases for references to the connection between families and schools yields a rich representation from family therapy, school counseling, school psychology, and education literature supporting the idea that schools must serve not only students, but students' families as well. One of the common themes emerging from the literature is that schools must recognize the impact of family systems upon a student's school performance and that many student school problems are related to family dysfunction. The literature suggests that school-based family counseling may be an essential component of family-friendly school services; that is, for the purposes of this dissertation, the provision of formal family counseling in the school setting by the school counselor or school psychologist. However, the literature does not address teachers' attitudes towards school-based family counseling, which seems important given that they are on the front lines of identifying students needing any kind of intervention. This study explores teacher attitudes and characteristics relating to recognizing and identifying students' needs for family counseling and their self-reported likelihood to refer them for school-based family counseling services. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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