I am pleased to write to you with the latest NASP member resources. The NASP volunteer leadership is beginning to plan for next year and I encourage you to write to me and share your thoughts on your NASP membership experience. Your feedback will be valuable in helping us continue to be effective in meeting your professional needs.
If you have not had a chance to check out the new member-only online communities, there are now even more reasons to visit-namely, the newly launched communities for bilingual school psychology and grant funding opportunities. All of the communities offer you access to peer input at the time and place that is most convenient to you. Check out the discussion at www.nasponline.org/communities/default.aspx
The latest issue of School Psychology Forum (SPF), devoted to crisis response, is now available at www.nasponline.org/publications/spf/index.aspx SPF, a semiannual e-journal, is devoted to translating scholarly advances into practice. There are also a host of additional materials on crisis response available at www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/index.aspx#general
NASP contributes a monthly column to the National Association of Secondary School Principals magazine, Principal Leadership. The column addresses issues relevant to adolescent mental health and academic achievement, focusing on what middle and high school principals need to know. Recent columns cover RTI and Reading, School Refusal, Gambling, OCD, the Choking Game, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention. Visit www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/index.aspx to read these articles and the corresponding NASP handouts for parents and teachers.
Thank you for joining me as a NASP member in 2007-2008. The NASP membership year draws to a close on June 30. If you have not already done so, I invite you to renew your membership at www.nasponline.org.
Save the Date: October 9-10, 2008. Ken Mueller, Ph.D. will be presenting at the ASPA Fall Conference on "Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Internalizing Problems: Social and Emotional Learning in the Schools". This training will provide an overview of depression, anxiety, and related internalizing problems, screening assessments, progress monitoring, school-based mental health service delivery and strategies for students. There will also be presentations on ethics and professional practices as well.
Mary DuHoux, Ph.D., NCSP, AK Delegate