2023 National School Psychologist Week (NSPW) Virtual Fall Conference Postcard Campaign
1. Access our virtual postcard campaign to send a message to all six of your elected officials in one click!
2. Click here to access a printable letter with NSPW letterhead to send to your representatives. You can use the existing message from WSASP, or click here for a blank template and add your own typed or handwritten message!
We are encouraging everyone to send a hard copy through the mail, as this does have a different impact compared to an email, but any and all contacts are great!
What to include in your message:
Find your Federal Legislators here.
Postcard statement for Online Participants:
I am a school psychologist. I promote students’ mental health and academic learning. I help teachers meet the needs of their students. I work with parents to support their children’s school success. I partner with administrators to evaluate data and implement effective systems and interventions. The NASP Practice Model is my framework for effective service delivery in the school context. Stand up for Washington’s students by supporting mental health services in schools.
I am also a school-based mental health provider. Current data estimates that one in five children will experience a significant mental health issue each year, and only about 20% of those students who need care will receive it. Students are more likely to seek help if these services are in schools. Please support legislation that will strengthen the work of school psychologists!
I provide essential services to staff and students every day. Washington is facing a critical shortage of school psychologists, at a time when our students need psychological services more and more. We have estimated that we need to double our work force in order to provide comprehensive psychological services that our students need. Support legislation to recruit and retain high quality school psychologists to address this shortage and get our students the services they need. Please support legislation providing National Board Parity for Nationally Certified School Psychologists to help schools recruit and retain people like me.
As a school psychologist, I also stand for social justice for all of my students. School psychologists provide culturally responsive services to students and families from diverse backgrounds. Please support policies and legislation that help all students succeed, such as those supporting the rights of LGBTQ+ students, equitable access to education regardless of race or zip code, and fair discipline practices.
Thank you for your time and your support. Please contact me for more information about the topics I mentioned in this letter and thank you for serving my community.
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