School Psychology Awareness Week
November 11-15, 2013 is School Psychology Awareness Week!
This week school psychologists across the country are working to increase awareness of our role and the importance of evidence-based academic and mental health services in supporting children's successful learning and development. Please use the links below to learn more about what school psychologists do and how we contribute to learning communities in a variety of ways.
Welcome to the BPS School Psychologists Webpage!
Who are School Psychologists?
School Psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a post-Master's degree program that includes a year-long internship and emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching. School Psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. (Cited from the National Association of School Psychologists, 2008 Brochure).
What do Birmingham School Psychologists Do?
Helping Children Cope with Crisis: Tips for Caregivers
The attached article from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) discusses ways to help children cope in times of crisis.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
This article from NASP discusses ways to appropriately discuss violence with children.