Dr. Marsha Spencer and Dr. Kathy Bohan will be coordinating an advocacy panel training from 9:00am - 11:30am “AASP Me About Advocacy” (2 hour CPD) with a 30-minute Q & A.
This will be a 2-hour CPD session with a 30-minute Question and Answer at the end. The panel of guests includes: Susie Cannata, AASP Legislative Liaison, Peters, Cannata, & Moody, PLC; Marisol Garcia, Vice President, Arizona Education Association (ADE); and Lisa Favella, School Psychology Awareness Coordinator. In addition, we will also have AASP members Kristen Lilly (Government and Professional Relations Liaison), Jennifer Ostrom (Arizona Department of Education Liaison) and Samara Way (NASP Representative) share their roles in advocacy with AASP.
Fundraising donations are now being accepted, proceeds will go to AASP mini-grants, NASP Children’s Charities and local charities that support youth and their families. Fundraising donations will enter you in a raffle with a chance to win an exciting gift card. Click here to purchase raffle tickets.
Registration: Free to Members; $20.00 for non-members
Registration closes midnight, Tuesday, October 20th
Are you interested in learning more about advocacy, but are not quite sure where to start? This training will provide you with information about what advocacy means in different settings as well as what AASP is doing on behalf of advocacy. You will learn some basics about governmental processes and how change occurs at the state government level with our AASP legislative liaison Susie Canata. School Psychology Awareness coordinator Lisa Favela will share how she raised awareness of the profession at a district and local level. Guidance about being an advocate while adhering to district policies will be shared by (AEA leader Marisol?). Remember that at the heart of all of our advocacy efforts is the well-being of preK-12 students, so come prepared to consider next steps in your own advocacy journey.
1) Participants will learn what advocacy means and looks like in different settings.
2) Participants will learn what roles and structures in the Arizona Association of School Psychologists support advocacy.
3) Participants will be able to identify their state legislative districts and ways to contact state legislators.
4) Participants will be able to identify examples of local and district level activities they can implement to promote School Psychology Awareness.
5) Participants will be made aware of how to navigate common district requirements when engaging with advocacy.