Meeting the Needs of Students At Risk: A Preliminary Case Study of the Role of Child Development Counsellors in an Urban Elementary & High School Setting

By Michael Parr and Warnie James Richardson.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Addressing the needs of at risk students and students with emotional or behavioural disorders necessitates a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach involving school, families, and community agencies.

Keywords: Marginalized Students, Socioeconomic Status, School Failure, At-Risk Youth, Emotional or Behaviour Disorder Self-Fulfilling Prophecies, Student Counselling, Social Skills, Emotional Wellbeing, Student Engagement, Wraparound, Integrated Services, Intervention Strategies, Preventative Measures, Multidisciplinary Approach, Positive Behavioural Interventions

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp.93-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 867.311KB).

Prof. Michael Parr

Michael Parr currently teaches in the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University and brings with him considerable experience working with students at risk as well as those students identified as having specific emotional and behavioural disorders. His wide variety of teaching experiences in both segregated and regular classroom settings, as well as his experiences as an administrator, have been instrumental in serving as a springboard into his research investigating the needs of students ‘at risk’. Other research interests center around teacher education, and educational leadership & change with emphasis placed on practices that foster Inclusive schools.

Dr. Warnie James Richardson

A native of Shawville, Quebec, Dr. Richardson is currently a professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Nipissing University in Northern Ontario. Prior to arriving at Nipissing, he was a Special Education teacher/educational assessor for sixteen years, all in very hard to serve educational environments, both in Canada and the Caribbean. His doctoral work, and most of his writing to date, have focused on the life experiences of juvenile delinquents and the incredible resiliency of at-risk or marginalized adolescents.


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