Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Editor's Note

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We all remember the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant disasters that occurred in Japan last spring. I can't begin to imagine the destruction and suffering. I also didn't know the extent to which school psychologists reached out (and continue to reach out) to help their colleagues in that country help children, families, and schools get back on their feet. I am very proud to present a special section - Crisis in Japan - that describes the work that NASP and some of our colleagues undertook to help people recover from that crisis. Thank you to all the school psychologists who pitched in on this effort; this is one more reason to be proud of our association. Please read the articles, and you can find photos of some of the key players in COMMUNIQUÉ ONLINE.

On a completely different plane, we can also be proud of our colleagues in the Maine Association of School Psychologists, who sponsored and successfully passed legislation making Maine the first and only state to incorporate the NASP Practice Model into law. Please read "Lowering Barriers to Progress at the State Level" by John Hite and Jayne Boulos and join me in congratulating our colleagues in Maine for showing the rest of us the way toward getting an entire state behind providing comprehensive and integrated school psychological services for their children. I am looking forward to hearing about more state associations taking up this cause!

COMMUNIQUE'S series on concussions and traumatic brain injury continues this month with an article on the effects of TBI on families and - something new - a review of an app for concussion management! …

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