California Association of School Psychologists



 

 
 

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Florida High School Tragedy Affects All of Us

Talking to children, no matter what age they are, about the recent mass shooting in Florida cannot be an easy task. However, school psychologists are uniquely trained to offer services to students and school staff after such tragedies.

The National Association of School Psychologists has a series of resource papers and other information
produced to assist school psychologists, teachers, administrators, parents and the media after mass shootings and other school crises occur. Also, if your school is in need of crisis services that require more help than your staff can provide, please call or email CASP (916/444-1595 or executivedirector@casponline.org) and we can send school psychologists to your site who will volunteer their services.

 


Nominate Now for CASP’s Board of Directors

Nominations are now open for the 2018 election to the CASP Board of Directors. The three-year term of President-Elect, President and Past-President; Representatives for Regions II, IV, VI, VIII and X; and Secretary-Treasurer will be decided in March. Get involved here.

 


Sign up today for CASP’s Online LEP Directory

Don’t be left out! Get your name in front of special education professionals, school districts, administrators, SELPAs, and parents, as they will have free access to the CASP’s LEP Online Directory. Visit casponline.org/leps/lep-directory to see sample listings or sign up today. The directory is updated every February. Deadline to sign up is March 26.

 


Present at CASP Convention 2018

What self-improvements do you make to improve your services to students? Share that by presenting a workshop, mini-skills workshop, paper or poster at CASP Convention 2018, to be held Nov. 8-10 in San Diego. Call for presentations and full instructions for Investing in You = Investing in Students can be found at casponline.org/events/#fall18. Deadline for applications is May 1.

 


Two New Position Papers Online

CASP has two new position papers for your viewing. One lists reasons CDE and the State Board of Education should end the California ban on IQ testing of African American students for special education placement. The second looks into online psychoeducational assessments and the concerns CASP has with companies that are training “aides” who sit next to the students during the assessment process. You can view both papers on the Publication Page.

 


Student Volunteers are needed for CASP Spring Institute 2018

Student members who volunteer to monitor a workshop at CASP Spring Institute 2018 can attend their volunteer day for free! And lunch will be included with your day. Positive Psychology, Spring Institute 2018 will take place on Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24 at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey. We count on you to help make sure the workshops run smoothly. Learn more and register to be student volunteer today!

 


California Schools as Sanctuaries

The Trump Administration had announced new crackdowns on immigrants living in this country illegally and California schools are seeing a recent increase in the number of families, or parents only, disappearing from schools. This CASP Resource/Position paper was developed in response to the federal administration’s travel ban, but is relevant to the recent deportations. It includes a list of resources, as well as how to speak with your students about the situation.

 


Online LEP Directory Available

School districts, SELPAs, county offices of education and parents are invited to check out CASP’s LEP Directory. This directory features listings by name, city and languages spoken of licensed educational psychologists located throughout California.

Too access this directory visit the LEP Page.