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Strive. Grow. THRIVE!
The theme for 2014 School Psychology Awareness Week is Strive. Grow. THRIVE! Our goal is to engage students at all levels of learning and development to promote personal achievement, growth, and resilience, as well as a sense of connectedness and wellbeing. Resources and messaging can be adapted to students and adults, different age groups, and multiple contexts.
The program involves a series of resources and suggested activities to help school staff, students and parents understand the variety of factors that contribute to thriving students and school communities.
Resources and Activities
- “Strive. Grow. THRIVE!” Resources
We encourage you to use these downloadable and adaptable resources to increase awareness.
- Gratitude Works Program
Materials to help introduce the topic of gratitude to students.
- Possibilities in Action Partner Program
Emphasizes supporting the needs of the whole child in furthering positive school outcomes by recognizing the special contribution made in daily work and interactions with students.
- Student POWER Award
Recognizes students for progress towards goals, personal optimism, willing problem solving, eagerness to work hard, and dedication to others.
- Feedback Survey
Tell us what you did for School Psychology Awareness Weekand be entered to win 1 of 5 NASP prizes!
Materials and information originally from the NASP SPAW website: http://www.nasponline.org/communications/spaw/index.aspx
We Are All In! Teams Work!
Focus: Helping students and colleagues recognize, employ and enhance team-related skills.
November 11-15, 2013
The theme for 2013 School Psychology Awareness Week is We’re All In! Teams Work! Our goal is to expand the idea of a team to its broadest conceptualization, maintain a strengths-based focus, and provide the ability to adapt messaging and activities to students and adults, different age groups, and varying contexts. The program involves a series of resources and suggested activities to help school staff, students and parents identify and employ the skills that are critical, not just to successful teams, but to success in school and life.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has a School Psychology Awareness week every school year. Some resources are available to non-members but most resources require a membership to NASP.
Reposted from the NASP website http://www.nasponline.org/communications/spaw/2013/index.aspx
- A brief PowerPoint presentation on key talking points.
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers | | | | | |
November 12-16th, 2012
Theme: "Know Your Own Strengths. Discover them. Share them. Celebrate them"
Focus: Helping students discover, share, and celebrate their strengths.
This year"s theme, "Known Your Own Strengths. Discover them. Share them. Celebrate them" helps our students and school focus on finding and knowing the strengths within themselves and sharing and celebrating those strengths within the school community, their academics, and their lives. The program involves a series of resources and activities school psychologists can use to reach out to school staff, students, and parents to help students realize their strengths and how those strengths can help them develop relationships, deal with stress, and promote optimal development. (From the NASP ).
For more information, visit the NASP . To access all materials, you will need to sign in to your NASP account.