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#CASPCON2020 is on the way! Get your ticket today to join our first ever virtual convention. We’ll be going live on November 2, 4, 10, and 12. Your full virtual convention experience includes networking, an exhibit hall, posters, and educational sessions. An all access pass gets you everything – that’s 225+ hours of workshops, mini-skills, and paper presentations! Or you can choose a targeted topic ticket with networking, exhibit hall, posters, and 10 hours of educational sessions. Either way, you’ll have two months (November – December) to make the most of your virtual convention experience. Plus, we’re adding more sessions as current events unfold, so your all access pass will go even further.
CASP Members: to register for convention with you member discount, you will need to sign into your member portal and use the link there to purchase your discount tickets.
Check out the full convention here: https://pheedloop.com/caspcon2020/site/home/
Thank you to our official sponsors: Riverside Insights, Presence Learning, PAR, Pearson, School Neuropsychology Institute & Alliant International University! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more here (we’re extending the deadlines, check in with us to learn more).
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.
CASP would like to extend our thoughts and support for the victims of the state’s most recent wildfires. Below are resources from the National Association of School Psychologists and a video of a presentation made at CASP’s Spring Institute held 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.
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.
Our hearts are with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and everyone whose lives have been impacted by police violence and anti-black racism. Once again, our country’s unhealed legacy of systemic racism and prejudice has been exposed.
CASP’s guiding vision is to foster the social, emotional, and academic wellbeing of all students and to ensure that students are educated in schools that support equity, access, and respect for all. We know that our vision cannot be fully realized while Black and Brown children suffer from continued inequity and racial trauma.
So, we make a promise to listen, to honor the wisdom of the Black and Brown communities of California, to stand for justice, and to support the healing that must occur. We must confront inequity and stand in solidarity with those who are struggling for justice and peace.
Below are some resources you may find useful:
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.
In this unprecedented moment of uncertainty and difficulty, we hope that you are managing as well as you can to adapt to this new reality. Your skills as school and educational psychologists, mental health providers, and leaders in your schools, districts, and regional associations are now more crucial than ever before. CASP is working to provide as much information, resources, and guidance as we can to help you make this transition as smoothly as possible.
The CASP Executive Committee would like to offer the following updates and suggestions to support you and your continued work on behalf of students and families across the State.
Take advantage of convention discounts, webinar discounts (need CEUs?), hotel discounts, and continue to receive referral services for those issues in which you need some guidance, representation in Sacramento on issues that affect how you do your job. And don’t miss out on CASP Today, the association’s quarterly newsletter; Contemporary School Psychology, CASP’s quarterly academic journal; major discounts at CASP’s annual convention, and more. Fill out the appropriate renewal application today by visiting the CASP membership page.