School Psychology Awareness Week

School Psychology Awareness Week is November 11-19, 2019! Click here to view WSASP resources

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School Psychology Awareness Week
November 11-15, 2019

Did you know School Psychology is officially recognized by the state of Washington's Governors Office?  Every year the WSASP GPR committee requests this.  You can see the official proclamation here.

Your GPR committee is excited to provide guided participation activities for each day of SPAW 2019, including a nationwide Virtual Hill Day organized by NASP! See below for all the details. 

You can choose to participate in any number of these suggested activities, and we would love to hear about what else you are doing on Facebook!  Post your activities on the facebook group!

There are many, many more ideas and resources from NASP that we did not highlight here.  Check out the NASP SPAW website for more ideas.

Monday – SPAW Takes Over Social Media!

Tuesday – Getting the Word Out

  • Post on social media to get word out that is it School Psychology Awareness Week!
    • Post Ratio sign selfie!! 
      • Print this page, write in your total students (that is total students, gen ed and special ed, at all the sites you cover), and the number of schools you go to.
      • Take a selfie holding up the sign (with a matching facial expression).
      • Post that pic on your social media, and copy these hashtags on the post
        • #moreschoolpsychs  #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex #FindYourFocus
    • Post the brand new WSASP Who Are School Psychologists info-graphic on your social media
      • Copy these hashtags on your post:
        •  #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
    • Submit a Letter to Editor or press release to a local or school paper promoting awareness of this great profession.
    • Send a newsletter or submit a piece for a school newsletter for parents, a website, or for teachers.

Wednesday - NASP Federal Advocacy Action Day!

  • Send a letter promoting our profession to Federal Representatives in the House and the Senate here
  • Participate in the National Advocacy Action Day with NASP on social media with the following messages:

    • TWITTER:
      • Today is SPAW Advocacy Action Day! Join me in advocating for safer schools and increased access to school psychologists for students here and across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex

      • Join me & school psychologists across the country today in telling Congress to support evidence-based school safety policy, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #FindYourFocus  #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
      • Join @nasponline's Advocacy Action Day and tell Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #UnlockPotential #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
    • FACEBOOK:
      • Today is National Association of School Psychologists’ Advocacy Action Day! School psychologists across the country will be contacting their members of Congress to advocate for issues important to students across the country. Join me in advocating for safer schools, increased access to school psychologists and more. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
      • Join me & school psychologists across the country today in telling Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals to students across the country. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
      • Join National Association of School Psychologists’ Advocacy Action Day and tell Congress to support evidence-based school safety, including increasing access to school-employed mental health professionals. http://bit.ly/NASPAAC #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex

      Thursday - Building Advocacy Day


      • Post on your social media about how you support staff and students every day!

          • Copy these hashtags on your post:
            •  #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
        • Get involved with your students
          • NASP Exposure Project

            • Schedule a time to present to a high school class about School Psychology
          • Put up a “Take What You Need" Flier/Poster/Bulletin Board in a student hall near your office
          • Reach out to your colleagues
            • Share these materials and resources promoting and describing our profession via email or print them to distribute. Resources to share with your staff about the profession (WSASP Infographic, NASP Infographics, other NASP materials)

            • Gratitude Works 
              • Participate in the "Gratitude Works" campaign.  One way is having a stack of Find Your Focus note cards in the staff room for people to write notes to their colleagues, or you can write individualized notes to everyone you work with.
            • Treat Yourself and Others
              • Write down on downloadable magnifying glass, write down a word you notice colleagues exhibiting which has had a positive impact on each other or students. Tape to it a small candy bar, tea bag, or other treat and put them in staff mailboxes, on their desks, or in a basket in the staff lounge. Be sure to keep one for yourself!  

          Friday - State Advocacy Day


          • Send this letter promoting our profession to State Representatives in the House and the Senate 

          • Social Media messages

            • Stand up for Washington’s students! Support legislation placing one school psychologist in every school in Washington! #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
            • School psychologists help children overcome barriers to learning so they can be successful at school, home, and throughout life. Please support appropriate school psychologist staffing ratios so we can be even more effective! #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
            • Stand up for Washington’s students by supporting mental health services in schools. Please support legislation that will strengthen the work of school psychologists! #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
            • Stand up for Washington’s students by supporting legislation to promote increased access to school-employed mental health professionals so children get the help they need to learn and graduate. #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
            • School psychologists provide essential services to staff and students every day.  Please support legislation providing National Board Parity for Nationally Certified School Psychologists. #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
            • School psychologists provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds. Please support policies that help my students succeed! #FindYourFocus #NASPadvocates #WSASPadvocatestoo  #waedu #waleg #waelex
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