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We have heard from many of our members that there is great confusion surrounding your place in line for the Covid-19 vaccine. On behalf of our members, we have submitted an open letter to Governor Newsom requesting clarification that school psychologists are indeed eligible for the vaccine as educators in Phase 1B, Tier 1. Click below to read the letter – and don’t hesitate to share it with your local health department, school administration, and even your Assemblymember or Senator.
Need a new job? Or want to hire a new school psychologist? Join our annual Job Fair on Friday, February 19. The job fair will be held virtually.
Job seekers will be treated to expert advice from seasoned school psychologists in the morning. The virtual exhibit hall will be open in the afternoon for job seekers and employers to connect.
Tickets are just $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Employer booths are $79 for a basic booth and $149 for an advanced booth.
Members sign in and click the job fair link to register with your discount.
Nonmembers and employers can register at https://pheedloop.com/caspfebfair/site/home
School psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers have been working since this summer to craft the first-ever comprehensive guide to the mental health services these professionals provide in schools. We are excited to present the result of that effort, Fostering the Whole Child: A Guide to School-Based Mental Health Professionals. In this time of crisis, with mental needs growing exponentially, we hope this guide will be a useful tool for all schools in designing, funding, and implementing mental health services. Enjoy – and share it with your school administration!
The Social Justice committee, with endorsement from the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the release of our position statement on Social Justice and Anti-Systemic Racism Practices. Social justice is both a process and a goal that requires action. CASP reaffirms its commitment to promote values and practices that facilitate safe educational environments and equitable educational practices. As school psychologists, we have an ethical responsibility to engage in social justice and anti-racist action. This position statement will provide you with advice and resources on doing so.
As promised last week, CASP has published a resource paper for school psychology practice under COVID-19 with assessment guidance, including a summary of methods required for evaluations, both in-person and virtual assessment considerations, and a reminder of the legal and ethical guidelines mandated by both our state and national professional organizations. Please note that this document does not contain legal advice and should not be relied upon to establish the regulatory provision of services by public or privately licensed and/or certifiable practitioners in any jurisdiction.
You may also wish to refer to our COVID-19 resource page, our original position from April, as well as this member-generated example of a socially distant way to set up a conference room to give in-person assessments, and a member-created list of resources. Also keep an eye out for upcoming “Couch Chats” for you to discuss giving assessments during this pandemic with fellow school psychologists.
Our Executive Director is quoted in this EdSource article talking about the high need for more mental health service providers in schools, which is even more necessary in the context of COVID-19 and the nationwide protests for racial justice that have erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. Read the article here.
This special edition of CASP Today covers a wide variety of hot topics in coping with Covid-19. From how to handle assessments, to options for students to meet their hours, to virtual professional development opportunities – we hope you will find our newsletter informative and helpful! Normally an exclusive member benefit, this special edition of CASP Today is being made available for free in the interests of best serving our students. To access the latest CASP Today issue, please sign into your member portal.
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