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ERIC Number: EJ775347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 31
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1045-3830
Responding to the Needs of Children, Families, and Schools: The 2002 Multisite Conference on the Future of School Psychology
Harrison, Patti L.; Cummings, Jack A.; Dawson, Margaret; Short, Rick J.; Gorin, Susan; Palomares, Ron
School Psychology Quarterly, v18 n4 p358-388 Win 2003
The preparations for and the implementation of the 2002 Multisite Conference on the Future of School Psychology are described. The conference goals were to (a) achieve consensus on current and future demands for school psychologists and our profession's ability to meet those demands; (b) conceptualize the practice of school psychology in the face of diminishing numbers and increasing demand for services; and (c) develop an agenda to use the resources we have to maximize the benefits to the children and schools that we serve. A problem-solving model served as the conceptual foundation of the conference. School psychologists at the host site in Indianapolis and 30 remote sites collaborated to identify threats, opportunities, strategies, and action plans to respond better to the needs of children, families and schools. The conference not only generated excitement and hope for our future, but also provided a framework to propel the current and future practice of school psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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