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Who are school psychologists?Today's children face more challenges than ever before.  School psychoogists help children meet these challenges through their specialized training in both psychology and education.  School psychologists' training emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning, behavior, and motivation.  They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.  School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching, and the ingredients for successful learning (NASP.) 
 
Other resources:
Who is the school psychologist?
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/What%20is%20a%20School%20Psych.pdf
 
School Psychologists:Providing Mental Health Services to Improve the Lives and Learning of Children and Youth
http://www.nasponline.org/advocacy/mhbrochure.aspx
    
 
Who are school social workers?
School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School social workers are instrumental in furthering the purpose of the schools: To provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving that mission.