During the week of November 9-13, 2020 schools throughout DoDEA will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work our school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.
This year's theme is "The Power of Possibility" The word "possibility" implies hope, growth, resilience and renewal. Possibility suggests that even something as small as a seed can grow into something magnificent. The word "power" implies that things can and will happen. When we focus on what is possible, we have hope that students will grow, thrive and bloom.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) sponsors this national event. NASP represents and supports the profession of school psychology by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, and by maintaining essential standards for ethics and practice.
Visit the NASP website for an excellent selection of adaptable resources to help you reach out to families, educators, administrators, and other members of your school community to make them aware of your activities during School Psychology Awareness Week and your work around the year to help schools and students thrive.
School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students; consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies; work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies; and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services. Visit DoDEA’s School Psychological Services to learn more.