Westside Announces School Psychology Awareness Week
Posted November 13, 2018
The school psychologists of Westside Community Schools are excited to announce School Psychology Awareness Week, November 12-16!
School psychologists in Westside Community schools work to meet the academic, behavioral, and mental health needs of students. They are involved in and provide system-wide, building level, and individual level supports for students and staff. School psychologists in Westside are a part of their building Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) teams, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) teams, Student Assistance (SAT) teams, Crisis Teams, Emergency Response Teams, and Design Teams. Additionally, they lead multi-disciplinary teams within their buildings to support meeting the needs of students with disabilities.
The theme of this year’s School Psychology Awareness Week is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” This theme highlights how thinking about specific skills, assets, or characteristics as passwords can lead to positive growth. School psychologists in the district this week will be having conversations with staff and students about how they can unlock their potential for successful learning and well-being.
The President of the National Association of School Psychologists, Dr. Lisa Kelly-Vance, has recognized the school psychologists of Westside as providers of essential services. “School psychologists are in a unique position to help students and staff access the resources, proactive and preventive skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one’s full potential to thrive in both school and in life,” states Kelly-Vance. “The Westside school psychology service delivery model is an example for districts locally and nationally.”