Working Together to Improve the World of Education!


  • 24 Jan 2012
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • nasp preregistration required

Free for NASP Members

$30 for NASP non-members


Webinar - Understanding Privilege in America
Explore the concept of privilege from class, race, and gender perspectives during “Understanding Privilege in America,” a webinar scheduled for January 24 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will help you become a more culturally responsive practitioner, and the live format lets you ask your questions directly to Dr. Antoinette Miranda. Plus, you’ll get 1 hour of documented NASP- and APA-approved CPD for attending. This webinar is free to NASP members, but you must register in order to attend. 
Nonmembers can register for $30, or join NASP to save on this and other resources.

School Psychology Review
Volume 40, #4 of School Psychology Review is available online. Read “A Statewide Scale Up of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: A Description of the Development of Systems of Support and Analysis of Adoption and Implementation” as well as other articles on topics such as advancing intervention research in school psychology, teachers supporting teachers in urban schools, and bridging mental health and education in urban elementary schools.

Register by January 25 and Save on Your Convention Fees
With more than 1,000 sessions offered, the NASP 2012 Annual Convention is the best place to hear about the latest issues facing the profession, learn about new strategies in the field, and network with thousands of your peers. Find the sessions that interest you most, and see ways to save on your trip in the convention section of the NASP website. Be sure to register by January 25 to take advantage of preconvention registration discounts!
2012 NASP Convention 5K Walk/Run
Join us for the NASP 2012 “DIY” 5K Walk/RunundefinedRocky Road Tour. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to Girls on the Run (GOTR), lighting a way for young girls to realize self-respect and healthy living through a curriculum of running, group supports, and thoughtful core values. Street directions will be posted online (coming soon!) and available at the 5K Desk. Weather permitting, volunteer-led runs and walks will also be offered. The fee before January 25 is $20 and includes a “knockout” T-shirt (after January 20, fee is $30). 
Contribute to the Development of a New School Psychologist
Experienced and early career practitioners are needed to participate in the Mentoring Program at the convention in Philadelphia, February 21–24. By devoting an hour of their time, mentors can help influence the future of the profession and provide valuable insights. Go online today for more information and to sign up to serve as a mentor. New this year, mentors can offer to conduct a mock job interview!
Summer Conference Dates and Locations Announced
Save the dates for the NASP 2012 Summer Conferences. This year’s conferences will be held July 9–11 in Denver, CO, and July 23–25 in Minneapolis, MN. The summer conferences are the perfect opportunity for advanced practitioners to get high quality, in-depth training on topics ranging from ethical and legal issues to school engagement. Details will be added to the summer conferences page as they become available. Check out Steve Shaw’s session from the 2011 Summer Conference and earn NASP/APA- Approved CPD “Current Topics in Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Conditions: Diagnoses, Treatments and School Psychology."

Learning Declines Linked to Moving to Middle School
A new study of Florida schools suggests that the critical transition problem for many students may happen when they enter middle school, as opposed to high school, as policy makers and researchers alike have previously thought. According to EdSource senior research associate Matthew Rosin, “schools that were having higher-achievement outcomes were … looking at a wider array of student data [during the middle school transition] and finding what interventions were needed quickly.”
My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward CollegeundefinedA Workbook for Middle and Junior High School Students
This U.S. Department of Education publication for middle and junior high school students helps youth learn about the range of postsecondary school options, the benefits of higher education, how to pay for college, and how to start preparing for college and career in middle school. Personalized activities help youth think about how college can help them achieve their individual career goals.
Related NASP Member Resources:
Upcoming 2012 Convention Sessions
  • PA546. Enhancing Middle School Students’ Emotional Well-Being Through Mentoring, presented by Denise Hildebrand
  • PA051. Response to Intervention: Leading Dramatic Middle School Improvement, presented by Joshua Powell
  • PA174. Middle School Cyber Victimization: Measurement and Outcomes, presented by Christina Brown

Autism Internet Modules
These modules on a variety of topics were developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence in partnership with others to provide information on the assessment and identification of autism spectrum disorders, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions.
2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the primary source of information on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States age 12 or older. The survey is also a source of national estimates on mental health measures such as serious mental illness, depression, and treatment. SAMHSA's first report on the 2010 NSDUH, titled Results From the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, provides highlights of the 2010 survey.

Related NASP Member Resource:
Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies
According to a review of the state bullying laws by the U.S. Department of Education, schools in 13 states can intervene when behavior off campus creates a hostile environment at school as well as having the ability to ban cyberbullying. The review also rates states, 46 of which have antibullying laws. Of those, only Maryland and New Jersey have all the key components researchers sought.


Copyright © 2016  All Rights Reserved.                                                               Contact us at:               
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software