The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) practices a unique educational model: the Engaged Professional Model of Education. This approach to psychology training is based heavily on learning through social engagement and service to the community. Our faculty and students annually contribute nearly 600,000 hours of pro-bono and low-cost community services. To expand our efforts, meet the needs of our military, and promote civic engagement, TCSPP requests a National Day of Service and Remembrance Grant. Through our proposed projects, we aim to meet agency and program goals by 1) bringing military families together in a day of service and remembrance to help build family resiliency and 2) bringing veterans and civilians together to serve homeless veterans in our communities and build a culture of engagement. Throughout the program, we also aim to address ongoing issues faced by veterans and military families by 1) helping children of military families cope with transitions through a supportive system within their schools and 2) promoting resiliency in veterans by strengthening their family connections and coping skills. TCSPP will engage 360 children and military family members, 200 veterans and their families, and 200 TCSPP students/faculty/staff in community service while providing services to 360 military children and 800 veterans in the Chicago metropolitan area.