NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HELP ALL STUDENTS THRIVE

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Welcome to NJASP 

We are a non-profit professional association organized in 1958 for school psychologists working or living in New Jersey. 

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Winter Conference: December 14, 2018

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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.


School Safety Resources

SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCES

Unfortunately, once again we are faced with a horrible school tragedy. NJASP is committed to advocating for the safety of our students in New Jersey, our nation, and our global community. We affirm that we must address the underlying causes of incidents of mass violence by evaluating our broken mental health system, creating schools where students feel safe and supported, and examining our existing - and potential for more effective - gun legislation. We affirm that school psychologists play a critical role in providing school based behavioral and mental health prevention and early intervention services that promote psychological wellness for children. 

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

Preventing Mass Violence Requires Access to Mental Health Services and Reduced Inappropriate Access to Firearms

NASP Calls for Comprehensive School Safety Measures and Common Sense Gun Violence Prevention Efforts

NASP Opposes Arming Teachers

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children and Youth

NASP Adopts Resolution Supporting Efforts to Prevent Gun Violence

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools

School Violence Prevention: Guidelines for Administrators and Crisis Teams

Threat Assessment at School

Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators

Important Information for New Jersey School Psychologists


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! 

NJASP in the NASP spotlight: Transformation Implementation

Click links below for resources to help clarify your role and promote your value. 

Who are school psychologists.pdf

Practice Model Brochure .pdf

Qualified Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals.pdf

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Professional Development

Latest Resources 

Please link to our CPD page for past featured resources Continuing Professional Development


Click here for workshops that may be of interest to you!  


Advocacy

ESSA Update!

Please visit our GPR page for more information!
With the passage of ESSA, 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:
Since the changes in the federal government, what are the implications of the final ESSA accountability rules? 
Final ESSA Accountability Rules: Implications for School Psychologists
Q: "So if some accountability measures are rolled back, what does that mean for NJ? 

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


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