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Don’t miss discounted rates for CASP Convention 2016, to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach on Oct. 27-29. The deadline to receive the reduced registration rate is Oct. 3 and the last day to receive discounted rates on a hotel room at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is Oct. 6. Book your hotel room, view convention workshop and event descriptions and register at event.casponline.org today!
The deadline to nominate for the 2016 CASP Awards and to apply for CASP scholarships has been extended to Sept. 12. Please consider your nominations for the Nadine Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award and Sandra Goff Award – or apply for the Paul Henkin Scholarship and Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Scholarship. Full instructions on the application process and the applications for the awards and scholarships are available online.
CASP’s new, easy-to-use online database allows members to access their membership pages and update their information. Additional elements will be added soon, such as member chat rooms, additional directories and more. CASP members can also find savings of 10-55% through CASP’s partnership with HotelStorm, an online discount hotel service that may have discounts that the others do not. And Alliant International University is offering CASP members a chance to further their education with a 10% tuition reduction and an application fee waiver when they enroll as a full-time student in one of Alliant’s programs, including its online PsyD in Educational Psychology. Just visit the Members Area and sign in to view more information about the aforementioned benefits.
Student members who volunteer to monitor workshops at the convention can attend those workshops for free! Monitoring workshops involves assisting the instructor, making sure attendees who need continuing education credits sign in and out of the workshops and complete evaluation sheets. You must be a current CASP member to participate in this opportunity. If you haven’t renewed your membership for this year and would like to become a student volunteer, please do so here.
Experiencing or viewing a violent fire, flood, storm, or earthquake is frightening and can be especially traumatic for youth. The devastation to one’s familiar environment can be stressful and cause long-lasting coping challenges for many.
Schools and school psychologists can play significant roles in the recovery process by providing a stable and familiar environment for the children via an atmosphere that keeps them reassured and helps return them to their normal routines.
NASP has put together a descriptive list of ways that schools can comfort children during a natural disaster. Although it does not specifically relate to the devastating fires in California, the guidance in the article could help students and school staff during this stressful time.