Keynote Address by NASP President
UNLOCK POTENTIAL: PREVENTION IS KEY!
Participants will learn how the National Association of School Psychologists is addressing member needs and how NASP resources, activities, and advocacy efforts assist with prevention efforts. Strategies for personal and professional self-care, as well as strategies for helping children and youth engage in self-care, will be highlighted for their role in unlocking our potential.
Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D. began her career as a School Psychologist in Council Bluffs, Iowa serving children birth through 21 and leading the early Response to Intervention (RTI) initiatives. She is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and serves as the Program Director. Her research and applied interests are assessment and interventions with preschool children in the context of play, mental health in early childhood, school-based academic and social interventions, prevention, and self-care. She is the current President of the National Association of School Psychologists and her theme is “Unlock Potential: Prevention is Key.”
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Who are School Psychologists?
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.
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