California Association of School Psychologists



 

 
 

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Helping Children Cope After an Environmental Disaster

Thousands of students returning to school have lost their homes and are dealing with the after effects of the recent California wildfires. CASP has put together a list of resources (scroll to Resources for Natural Disasters) that can help students and school staff during this time. If you are in need of school psychologists and Licensed Educational Psychologists to help your district through this time, please contact CASP at memberservices@casponline.org or (916) 444-1595.

 


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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 memberservices@casponline.org 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!