School psychologists are trained in both psychology and education. Their training emphasizes preparation in both mental health and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, and assessment. School psychologists help children meet challenges through their specialized training in psychology and education. They assist educators, parents, and other professionals to ensure that children learn in a safe, healthy and supportive setting. School psychologists understand childhood development, elements of successful learning and the school systems. Although the role of the school psychologist may vary according to the needs of the student population, all of the psychologists engage in the following core services: Consultation, Evaluation, Intervention, Collaboration, Prevention and System-wide Efforts.