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Vote Now to Elect Your AASP Leaders
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists is again fortunate to have strong candidates for our leadership positions. Read through the statements below to learn more about the candidates. When you are ready to vote, login using the "Member Login" link to your left. Then, return here to the homepage and click on the link below to access the ballot. You will need to vote for or write in a candidate for President, Treasurer and the Regional Director for your region. Remember, our regions have changed, and it is possible that you now live or work in a different region. Click on the document below for a summary of the changes. It is imperative that you only vote for the Regional Director in your region. You will only be allowed to vote one time. If you have any difficulties or questions, please contact Rick Dwyer, AASP Past President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must vote on or before May 2, 2015.
If you have not changed your login information from the "default login", your username is your last name followed by the last 2 digits of your zipcode. Your default password is your 5-digit zipcode.
Candidate for AASP President
Candidate for AASP Treasurer
Candidate for AASP Northern Region Director
Candidate for AASP Central Region Director
Candidate for AASP Western Region Director
Candidate for AASP Southern Region Director
Survey on School-Based Mental Health Services
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP) Child and Family Advocacy Committee is seeking input from AASP members related to the delivery of school-based mental health services (e.g., counseling, mental health, behavioral health) including Medicaid billable services, through an anonymous online survey.
The purpose of the survey is to identify school-based counseling and mental health services as well as service delivery patterns of Medicaid billable services by Arizona’s school psychologists. To thank you for your time, you have an opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card for your participation in the survey. Your survey responses and personal information will not be linked to your raffle submission.
Please contact Katie Eklund (email@example.com) or Samara Way (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns related to this survey. Please click on the link below to participate in the survey: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5AOWH2OgZOtpAYR
Safe and Successful Schools
The AASP Board has voted to join the list of endorsing organizations for the NASP document, “A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools.”
School psychologists must play a leading role in advocating for Safe Schools. NASP has shared with each state’s SPAN (School Psychology Action Network) representative that we are stressing five elements of Comprehensive School Safety:
1. Develop safe and supportive schools.
2. Increase access to mental and behavioral health services in schools.
3. Implement school policies that consider psychological and physical safety.
4. Multi Tiered Systems of Support.
5. Review and revise current policies and legislation.
In an effort to address these five elements NASP has authored a document, “A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools” in coordination with other national organizations: American School Counselor Association, School Social Work Association of America, National Association of School Resource Officers, National Association of Elementary School Principals and National Association of Secondary School Principals.
AASP is recommending that all Arizona school psychologists download this document and share with your school principal, school superintendent and school board. This Framework offers us a great vehicle from which to launch meaningful conversations about implementing Multi tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) in Arizona schools.