National Association of School Psychologists: The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association that represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and 25 other countries. The world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
NASP COVID Resource Center: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-resource-center
AASP helped the Arizona Department of Education develop a reopening guidance document for school psychologists. Click here for the document.
Arizona School Psychology Shortage Infographic
As many of you are aware, shortages in school psychologists affects our overall service delivery. The attached infographic offers an opportunity for each of us to voice key issues to stakeholders and advocate for the work of school psychologists. As school psychologists, we play a critical role in providing comprehensive support in various areas (school safety, mental health, etc.). AASP encourages you to share this infographic with key decision makers in your district.
Click here to access the infographic: School Psychology Shortage Infographic
Additional information and resources can be found by clicking on the various links below:
Arizona School Psychology Staffing Ratios: Ratio- 1:1,320
(Per instructions of the Arizona Department of Education, AASP utilized the available information from their website. As of 10/22/2019 total enrollment numbers were only available through the 2017/2018 school year.)
33% of Arizona students experience 2 or more adverse childhood experiences.
10,000 Arizona teens are estimated to have attempted suicide in 2017.
25% of Arizona students do not graduate high school.
1 in 5 Students in Arizona are bullied (cyber, verbal, physical, and/or social).
ADE Workshops & Conferences
ADE's Dyslexia Guidance Document: http://www.azed.gov/mowr/dyslexia/
ADE's Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Homepage: http://www.azed.gov/mtss/
Children's Action Alliance
Expect More Arizona
Safe Arizona Schools and Crisis Training Materials
AASP is thrilled with Governor Ducey’s new Safe Arizona Schools action plan. In his plan, the Governor recognizes that children have the right to feel and be safe in their classrooms. AASP is particularly supportive of the focus on increasing mental health care in schools as well as increased training and support of school resource officers. His proposal calls for common sense changes to our state laws regulating access to firearms as well. We urge you to review Governor Ducey’s plan here and to contact Governor Ducey’s office to share your support.
Please click on the following document to read a message from AASP regarding the plan and some additional resources for crisis training: