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ERIC Number: EJ868080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Part of the Solution, No Matter the Problem
Reeves, Melissa A.; Cowan, Katherine C.; Skalski, Anastasia Kalamaros
Communique, v37 n6 p1, 27-29 Mar-Apr 2009
The economic downturn is hitting schools hard, and in many places, school psychologists are seeing positions cut, services limited, and roles redefined. At the same time, the need for prevention and intervention services is skyrocketing as children, families, and staff suffer the effects of lost incomes, homes, and stability. Forces that may seem less imminent as a threat but very much contribute to the sense of risk include uncertainty as to where school psychological services fit in the list of priorities laid out by the new Administration, persistent confusion about or lack of awareness of school psychologists' role among many stakeholders and the media, and the continued intent of the American Psychological Association (APA) to restrict the use of their title. In this article, the authors aim to convey the very real sense of urgency that the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) sees in the need for school psychologists to address these threats at the local level immediately. The authors share NASP efforts to address these issues and available resources to help school psychologists do the same in their states and local school districts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A