California Association of School Psychologists



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Resources for Natural Disasters

CASP would like to extend our thoughts and support for the victims of the state’s most recent wildfires, especially those in Butte, Ventura and Northern Los Angeles counties. If you would like to make a donation to those affected by the Camp Fire in Paradise, please consider the following places:

American Red Cross Butte County Relief Fund:, or call 1- 800-RED CROSS
Below are resources from the National Association of School Psychologists and a video of a presentation made at CASP’s Spring Institute held in March by Santa Rosa Schools Assistant Superintendent Stephen Mizera, Principal Ed Navarro, School Counselor Robin Wilkins, Restorative Specialist Briana Seely-Clark and School Psychologists Angela Bonner and Matthew Park. We hope this information may help as schools and communities come back together to rebuild.


California Schools as Sanctuaries

The Trump Administration had announced 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. California State Attorney General’s Office recently released Promoting a Safe and Secure Learning Environment for All: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues. Specifically, the guide (1) outlines relevant state and federal protections for students and families, (2) provides policy recommendations that comply with state and federal laws and that may mitigate disruptions from immigration-enforcement actions at public schools, and (3) lists model policies that were to be adopted (or have equivalent policies adopted) by local educational agencies by July 1, 2018. School psychologists should become familiar with their school district’s policies, especially because of their work with ELL populations. Click on the links below to access the Department of Justice’s guidance and an accompanying checklists.

Guidance and Model Policies to Assist California’s K-12 Schools in Responding to Immigration Issues


Your Dyslexia Questions Answered

Even with guidelines from the state Department of Education and those adopted by school districts, school psychologists, teachers, administrators and parents still have questions regarding assessment for dyslexia. CASP has developed a fact sheet in a Q & A format designed to answer those questions. Still have questions? If you are a CASP member, email us at and we will strive to get it answered. Not a member? Click on Join CASP above and see the benefits you’ve been missing. Become a CASP member today!


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