Family and School Partnerships Program (FSPP)
Loyola's Family and School Partnerships Program (FSPP) is the only professional development program of its kind in the Midwest. The prorgam is designed to help school-based mental health professionals better assist students in both their academic and psychosocial development.
FSPP's mission is to focus on the training needs of professionals working in both urban and suburban districsts. Consultation group leaders have decades of experience in Chicago Public Schoosl and/or suburban school districts. Participants choose which areas of expertise best meet their training needs. All course are carefully designed to meet the needs of professionals in both urban and suburban school settings.
Partcipants in the program learn an intergrated whole-school approach to school-based practice. This approach stresses the importance of providing thoughtful clincal assessment and intervention while stregnthening the systems in which students function. It emphasizes leadership, team building, and collaboration among all members of the school community and the communities in which students live. Participants gain practical knowledge and skills, both remeidal and preventive, to help students overcome obstacles to academic success and achieve healthy psychosocial development.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999