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Janise S. Parker, Ph.D., LP, NCSP, is an Assistant Professor of School Psychology at William & Mary. Dr. Parker earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Florida. She also completed a two-year postdoctoral appointment in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida, doing both research and teaching, prior to coming to William & Mary. In addition to her current appointment, Dr. Parker is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Dr. Parker's research focuses on three interrelated areas: (a) culturally and group responsive behavioral and mental health services for school-age youth; (b) sociocultural contexts and positive Black youth development; and (c) religious and spiritual diversity among minoritized youth. Dr. Parker’s scholarship and service is grounded in an asset-based approach that recognizes the internal and external strengths among marginalized youth, including their connection to community-based support. Dr. Parker has partnered with various community-based youth serving organizations (including faith-based institutions) to engage in collaborative research and to facilitate presentations relative to positive youth development.

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