Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association
 

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Happenings Around the State

SPAW Celebrations!


 

How did you celebrate School Psychology Awareness Week 2017?

During the week of November 13 - 17th, school psychologists and school psychology students across the state celebrated SPAW 2017 in many different creative ways!

Check out how some MSPA members promoted our profession this year!

Montgomery County School Psychologists' Association

Mental Health Fair!

The Montgomery County School Psychologists' Association held the first annual School Psychologist Mental Health Fair on the evening of Monday, November 13th.

School psychologists lead students and families in Montgomery County in activities and informational sessions  on a variety of mental health topics.  Topics covered included: yoga and mindfulness, early childhood development, sleep hygiene, pet therapy, coping skills, and more!

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Promotional Fun!

Carroll County Public Schools school psychologist Abby Wagner created a fun & personalized Powtoon to share with her schools during SPAW 2017! The Powtoon provided great information about the role of the school psychologist.

Click to view the Powtoon on POWTOONS or on YOUTUBE!

Towson University School Psychology Program 

To celebrate SPAW, school psychology graduate students set up a table on campus to hand out information and answer questions about the field of school psychology.

In light of the SPAW theme, they had students and staff members write one way that they can be a positive charge!    

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Bowie State University School Psychology Program

Bowie State University school psychology graduate students shared information about the field to an undergraduate psychology class. 

The students also set up an information table on campus , where they distributed bookmarks and handouts to promote the practice of school psychology!

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Howard University School Psychology Program

Howard University students had a busy SPAW 2017!

Activities included: 

*Sharing motivating messages with colleagues from their program or practicum sites

*Celebrating Taco Tuesday with other students and alumni to mingle and share experiences

*Wearing their "Be A Positive Charge" t-shirts to bring awareness to students & staff on campus

*Providing a training on coping with stress

*Hosting a networking event focusing on cultural exchange students

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*Holding a food drive! 

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Resources from NASP

  Focus on Safety & Security in our Schools

We were all saddened by the recent violence and tragic loss of life in Charlottesville, Virginia. With instances of hate speech and violent actions displayed in our society, it is important that we are all part of the effort to support students during difficult and uncertain times.

As school psychologists, we are in a position to help students navigate difficult conversations, create safe and secure learning environments for all students, and be advocates for the systems and services that lower barriers and create genuine, sustained equity and opportunity.

NASP has created resources to support and facilitate our work in these areas.  

Social Justice Resources

School Safety & Crisis Resources

A Framework for Safe & Successful Schools

 

 

Membership News!

Dues notices have gone out via email.

Members can renew now

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Contact Laura Veon if you have questions. 

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The Summer issue of the Protocol is now available online.

Access it here!

 


New Resource!

Were you unable to attend the Summer Institute this year?

MSPA Members can view or download handouts from presentations on Reading Disabilities 

HERE!

Upcoming Conferences

20 Apr 2018 8:15 AM • The Hotel at Arundel Preserves, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076

Other Activities

11 Jan 2018 1:00 PM • MSEA, 140 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
02 Feb 2018 1:00 PM • Carroll County
02 Mar 2018 1:00 PM • TBD
20 Apr 2018 1:00 PM • The Hotel at Arundel Preserves, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076
04 May 2018 1:00 PM • Baltimore County

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.
 

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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