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Working in Schools

Eating Disorders in Middle Schools

by Angela Stevens on November 30, 2009

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School psychologists have a lot to deal with in a middle school setting. Drug abuse, sexual harassment or activity, low self-esteem, bullying, and eating disorders are all topics being addressed by middle school students. Even some of the younger students who are just entering sixth grade have been developing eating disorders.

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ESOL in a Small Town

by Angela Stevens on November 23, 2009

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ESOL and ELL are acronyms that are used interchangeably and the preference for one over the other largely depends on geographic location. ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages and ELL stands for English Language Learners. Both describe students, usually children, in the educational system who are learning English as a second language.

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Preventing a Lice Outbreak

by Angela Stevens on October 12, 2009

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The first step in preventing the spread of lice in a school setting is for the school nurse to remind teachers of the signs of a lice infestation. Teachers must look for students who are constantly scratching their head, especially on the back of their neck or behind their ears. Adult lice are about the size of a sesame seed and may be gray, white, or tan.

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Child Services at School

by Angela Stevens on September 29, 2009

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Child Services is the state agency that provides services for children and families. The entity has different names in the various states, some of which include Child Protection Services, Department of Youth and Family Services, and Department of Children and Families. Some of the services these agencies provide are placing children in foster care, childcare, mental health services, and abuse prevention.

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Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

by Angela Stevens on September 3, 2009

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The mandatory reporting of child abuse is one of the worst parts of any school healthcare worker’s job. Whether you are a school nurse, school therapist, or hold any position with daily contact with students, it is a task you will likely be called upon to complete.

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How School Psychologists Can Maintain Professionalism

by Angela Stevens on August 27, 2009

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When you work closely with students and families, such as a school psychologist does, you might encounter situations where it’s important to keep your professionalism in check. However, that can sometimes sound easier than it really is.

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What Does a School Psychologist Do?

by Angela Stevens on July 27, 2009

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I’m often surprised at how many people don’t know what an integral role a school psychologist plays. Overall, the school psychologist’s job is to be an advocate for children in a school setting. They are primarily there to work for and with children in whatever capacity may be necessary. However, it can also go much deeper than that. [continue reading…]

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