Communiqué Volume 46, Number 8 (June 2018)
By Angela Mann, Amber Boykin, Meagan Medley, Lisa Lipscomb & Laurie Klose
In the past year, we have seen a number of natural disasters affecting many regions around the country and its territories. This article shares local perspectives on disaster relief efforts and lessons learned in the process.
By Amanda Montani
In graduate school for school psychology, I came across the discipline concept restorative justice. The concept intrigued me because, rather than having a punitive focus, the goal is to bring victims and offenders together to resolve an issue in a process that has a positive impact on both the victim and offender and reduces recidivism or repeated behavior.
Welcoming, Safe Schools
By Sheila P. Desai
School-based mental health professionals, including school psychologists, school social workers, and school counselors, consistently rank among the most trusted school professionals by LGBTQ students. Like their peers, LGBTQ youth need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported.
By Sayani Das Chaudhuri & Marisa C. Simoni
Developing a positive professional identity is an important component of graduate preparation. Faculty have influence toward this end as they teach skills, instill content, and model multiple roles (e.g., researcher, clinician, and scientist–practitioner.
By Jered B. Kolbert, Laura M. Crothers, Christopher Meidl, Cassandra Berbary, Suzannah Chatlos, Latitia Lattanzio, Amy E. Tiberi, Daniel S. Wells & Jacob Wadsworth
A growing body of research reveals that students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) often do not feel safe at school as a result of suffering from higher rates of bullying in comparison to their heterosexual peers.
The second in a series of articles focused on implicit bias, this iteration seeks to further develop school psychologist practitioners' understanding of implicit bias and how it affects equity in educational settings.
In This Issue:
Crisis Preparedness and Response
Early Career Spotlight
NASP Position Statement
Welcoming and Safe Schools