School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) 2018

School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 12-16, 2018.  This year's theme is "Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!"  A password is a personal key for unlocking any number of areas of potential in our lives. Our goal is to connect with how modern youth and adults unlock things (e.g., gaming levels, phones, devices, codes) and to highlight how thinking about specific skills, assets, or characteristics as "passwords" can lead to positive growth. School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in unlocking the resources, proactive and preventive skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one's full potential to thrive in school and life.

Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!

Placeholder ImageThe annual NASP School Psychology Awareness Week poster can be used in many different ways, from starting school-wide initiatives to having conversations with families about how to best support the growth and development of their children into thriving individuals. Regardless of how you use it, this poster can inspire all school personnel to help students thrive.

Adaptable Resources

Placeholder ImageWe have developed these adaptable resources to help you reach out to families, educators, administrators, and other members of your school community to make them aware of your activities during School Psychology Awareness Week and your work around the year to help schools and students thrive.

Recognize Others

Placeholder ImageThese programs, available year round, are perfectly suited to incorporation in your School Psychology Awareness Week activities. Use these programs to foster gratitude, recognize the positive impact of individual action, and encourage resilience.

SPAW 2018 Poster

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The downloadable SPAW poster PDF is for downloading to a local printer and printing one copy. It is not to reprint any quantity for distribution. Contact communications@naspweb.org to purchase SPAW posters or if you have any questions.

SPAW Bookmarks

Future SPAW Dates

  • November 11–15, 2019
  • November 16–20, 2020