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Workshops will be presented on August 3-4 at Loyola Marymount University on behalf of CASP, designed to meet the first term licensing requirements for LEPs. Pamela Georgette, director of the Co-Occurring Disorders Program and core faculty at Phillips Graduate University in the Art Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy Departments will be presenting the two-day, 15-hour workshop, “Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Training;” School psychologist Lisa Lanman will present “Child Abuse Assessment Training;” and Carl D. Corbin, general counsel, along with school psychologist Beth Laurie will present Law & Ethics. More information is located on the Events page.
May is annually observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a great time to highlight the importance of mental wellness and school-based mental health services to children’s positive learning and development. NASP has highlighted various activities and information that provides you with ideas on what you can do in your district during this significant month; ways that can help create positive climates that promote mental wellness among youth. If you are coordinating an activity in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, be sure to send your photos and information regarding the occasion to, firstname.lastname@example.org. The info and pics will be included on CASP social media web pages and in the summer issue of CASP Today.
CASP Convention 2016 will be held October 27-29 in Newport Beach. “Advocacy and Intervention for Traumatized Youth” is the theme of this event that will feature UCLA Professor Pedro Noguera, an expert on school reform, diversity, and the achievement gap, as keynote speaker. Make your hotel room reservations now by clicking here. CASP’s 67th annual convention will also feature a pre-convention Town Hall meeting on A Generation of Trauma, the Role of Schools, on Wednesday, October 26. David Esquith, director of the Office of Safe and Healthy Students at the U.S. Department of Education, will be a featured speaker at the three-day event. More than 40 workshops, mini-skills workshops, papers, posters and panels are planned, along with the Exhibit Hall and a Casino Night fund-raising event for the California School Psychology Foundation. More information to come soon!