Continued Provision of School District Family Services During a Pandemic (OS168)

  • PMD: 4,7
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents
  • Live Chat:
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. reflect on the ways school psychologists can support the specific needs of families during large-scale crises.
  2. consider advantages and challenges of adapting school-based family intervention services within a telehealth model.
  3. develop practical knowledge of providing psychological services to families via both telehealth and in-person settings.

Description

At a large metropolitan school district, our after-school psychology clinic traditionally provided services to families with children in special education. Services included family counseling and resource groups. COVID-19 school closures threatened to curtail important school-based mental health services, and challenged school psychologists to adapt our work within a telehealth framework. This paper describes a practical approach to adapting family outreach services via telehealth, with lessons learned from our school-based telehealth model.

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Presenter(s)

Cherisse R. Rambarose, Lewisville ISD
Jane L. Jooste, Lewisville ISD
Shelley M. Barber, Lewisville ISD
Angeanette M. Nixon, Lewisville ISD

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