SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HELP ALL STUDENTS THRIVE
You do not have to commit to attending board meetings to be involved! We welcome and encourage new voices on our many committees. Check out NJASP Committees and be part of the conversation in whatever way fits with your interests and availability.
Cuts in Medicaid Funding Will Directly Impact School Psychological Services
New Jersey schools also rely on #medicaid to provide essential services for children with disabilities and behavioral and mental health concerns. Without Medicaid, many students will not get what they need and will other cuts be made to make up for the short fall?
Click here for more information and how you can help Medicaid.pdf
State Board of Education Adopts Resolution Regarding Social Emotional Competencies
On August 2, the State Board of Education unanimously approved the adoption of a resolution recommending school districts implement the New Jersey Social and Emotional Learning Competencies. These skills would be implemented across all grade levels, and facilitate the development of safe and supportive schools...
Click here for more info about this resolution affirming the importance of SEL on school climate and learning. SEL NJASP News.pdf
Defining Your Role
"So are you the school counselor/a "CST"/that IEP person/etc...."
"I am the school psychologist."
Check out the latest on how to transform your role as a school psychologist!
Click links below for resources to help clarify your role and promote your value.
Please link to our CPD page for past featured resources Continuing Professional Development
"13 Reasons Why" .Practical take-aways from NJASP - Click here NJASP 13 Reasons.Fin.pdf . Additional Resources (that are linked in the NJASP document) from NASP and JED Foundation below:
NJASP Spring Conference
Thank you for your participation in a great spring conference!
Save the Date for Winter Conference
December 8, 2017
Check in the Member Area for conference handouts! 2017 Spring Conference
The first deadline for states to submit their ESSA state plans has passes, and 15 states (including New Jersey) plus the District of Columbia have submitted their plans. It is important for NJ school psychologists to have a "seat at the table" as states and local districts decide how to implement guidelines for school improvement. It is critical that we stay involved to help ensure that ESSA is implemented in the most effective manner. Click here for more!
Q and A:
A: New Jersey's proposed ESSA State Plan policies were submitted to the USDOE as planned. Click here for what this may mean for you GPR Q & A
Check out our GPR page for Important Information about ESSA and School Psychology
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More PD opportunites
Below are events not sponsored by NJASP but may be of interest to you.