The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 9 – 13, 2020 as National School Psychology Week. This year’s theme is “The Power of Possibility,” which conveys hope, growth, resilience, and renewal. Possibility suggests that even something as small as a seed can grow into something magnificent. The word “Power” implies that things can and will happen. When we focus on what is possible, we have hope that students will grow, thrive, and bloom, and will be empowered to take the positive actions. School psychologists also connect with students and staff to highlight how focusing on possibilities can help lead them to their individual goals, and self-growth.
School psychologists are trained in both mental health and education, and work with parents, students, and educators to ensure that students have the necessary tools and learning support they need for school and life. With a unique skill set, school psychologists provide:
- evidence-based interventions, counseling services, and evaluations
- programs for the promotion of achievement and the social-emotional wellbeing of students
- crisis intervention and prevention
- professional development for staff to address areas of concern
Please join us in celebrating DeKalb County’s school psychologists for their dedicated and compassionate work on behalf of our students. For more information, please contact Kimberly Franklin, Coordinator for Psychological Services via email.