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SB906: School Safety, Homicide Threats – The Role of Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Teams in Schools as a Best Practice Approach for Crisis Prevention and Intervention

In response to widely publicized school shooting events, many states have enacted legislation designed to reduce the rare, but real possibility of school shooting events. Recently, California added its name to this list. With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 906, School Safety: Homicide Threats, signed by Governor Newsom on

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Depressed Student and Psychologist

Suicide Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2019), suicide among school age youth 10 years of age and older ranks as a leading cause of death. While student suicide is statistically rare (4.03 deaths for every 100,000 5-to-18-year-olds in the U.S.), suicidal thinking and non-fatal suicidal behavior

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Student with Teacher

Educationally Related Counseling Services in an AB 114 World

Schools have repeatedly been demonstrated to be an ideal place to provide counseling services to students to support social, emotional, and behavioral health, as well as the ability to cope with challenges (NASP, 2008). School psychologists provide school-based services as part of a continuum of tiered interventions for the well-being

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Students wearing masks

School Psychology Practice during COVID Series #1 – Assessment Guidance

On March 13, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-26-20 requiring the California Department of Education (CDE) to issue guidance for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) responding to COVID-19 issues. This included ensuring students with disabilities (SWD) receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) consistent with their individualized education program (IEP)

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