CPSY 608 - Prevention and Intervention in Schools (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of comprehensive prevention and early intervention models for addressing student and school issues that pose barriers to learning. Emphasis is on the following: 1) the development of collaboration and coordination skills to establish partnerships among school, family, and community service organizations for the purpose of creating comprehensive counseling and support service programs, 2) the development and implementation of educational strategies and other preventive approaches for reducing school violence and other social problems students face in schools; and 3) the enhancement of interpersonal and social skills in students that can foster self-esteem, positive attitudes toward learning and motivation for achievement.