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ERIC Number: EJ864253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Resolve to Be an Advocate for School Psychology
Skalski, Anastasia Kalamaros
Communique, v38 n3 p1, 29-30 Nov 2009
Across America, school psychologists are reporting that as the economy has floundered, they have felt uncertain about their job security, and in some places school psychologists have reported that they are even being laid off. Commonly in these districts, the school psychologists also report that they have not had an active advocacy campaign for their profession. They share that they are not involved in key accountability committees in the school district, they don't aspire to leadership positions in the district, or they mostly work in isolation in their schools. Many say that they would like to be better at advocating for their profession, but they don't know where to begin. Responding to this need, (National Association of School Psychologists) NASP staff, the Government and Professional Relations committee, and the Communications committee created an advocacy roadmap called "Promoting and Preserving School Psychological Services." This advocacy roadmap contains specific recommendations and materials to launch an advocacy campaign. The author discusses the advocacy roadmap and offers simple steps that school psychologists can take to begin their journey to becoming effective advocates for school psychology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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