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ANNOUNCEMENT

Many different Vermont Educational endorsements are being reviewed and revised at the current time.  Patrick Halliday shared the draft of the revisions to the Agency of Education endorsements for the School Psychology License at our annual Spring Conference in Castleton on May 1, 2105.  The draft below includes feedback from those who were at our meeting. We wanted those of you who were unable to attend and who may want to offer feedback to see the draft.   Please review and send any feedback you have to Patrick Halliday through the following link:


VASP is affiliated with the
National Association of School Psychologists


OUR MISSION

VASP was organized to address the needs of school psychologists in Vermont and to:

  • Serve the mental health and educational needs of all children and youth;
  • Encourage and provide opportunities for the professional growth of members;
  • To inform the public about the services and practice of school psychology;
  • Advance the standards of the profession of school psychology.
  • VASP, through its members, has a goal of providing leadership and direction in addressing the needs of children and schools in the provision of school psychological services.
  • VASP also provides continuing education workshops on school-related issues; disseminates information to members on local, state, and national issues related to the profession; and fosters communication among Vermont psychologists and school psychologists who are engaged in school-based practice, in whole or in part.

What's New?

VASP Fall Conference - October 28, 2015

Steve Feifer is back to Vermont to present on the
neuropsychology of math learning disabilities!

Sign up coming soon!

NASP-State-Affiliate

NASP Events & Activities

  • Time to renew your NASP Membership? If it’s expiring June 30, you're on deck.
  • 2015 GW/NASP Public Policy Institute

    Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools: Supportive Policies and Practices for Learning

    Attend the 3Day Basic Training July 15–17 or the
    5-Day Advanced Training Jule 15–17 & July 20–21

    Join us in Washington, DC for the 2015 Public Policy Institute (PPI) to explore the connections between research, policy, and practice for trauma-sensitive schools. Earn NASP-approved CPD while you learn how these policies are developed, advocated for, and instituted in legislation.

    What You Will Learn and the Experts Who Will Teach You

    • Policies and Practices for Building Trauma Informed Schools — Hear Marlene Wong, trauma and school crisis expert from the University of Southern California, talk about her work creating trauma informed schools in Los Angeles, CA.
    • Safe and Healthy Students – The Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, David Esquith, will discuss federal programs and investments working to create and sustain safe schools and build student resilience.
    • School Reform in the 21st Century – Hear from Maria Ferguson, the Executive Director of the most influential education policy think-tank in America, the Center for Education Policy, about the vital issues and objectives in modern school reform.
    • Behavior and Learning Support Programs for Improved Student OutcomesRenee Bradley, Deputy Director of the Office of Special Education Programs, will guide participants through how the federal government supports students’ emotional and behavioral needs.
       
    • Advanced training participants will dive deep into how trauma impacts learning, and the policies and practices needed to support trauma-sensitive learning environments. Stacy Overstreet from Tulane University will explore the effects of community violence, and NASP President-Elect Todd Savage will help participants understand how to support transgender students in school. Participants will explore other potentially traumatic childhood experiences associated with homelessness, life as a refugee, commercial sexual exploitation, child abuse, and foster care. The Boston Public Schools Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model will be showcased, demonstrating the importance of school–community partnerships.

    The DC Capitol Hill Experience—A Unique, Life-Changing Opportunity

    • Meet with the legislators and staff who shape education policy and personally advocate on behalf of the 
    • students and staff with whom you work.
    • Learn how to effectively advocate for research-based practices and policies at the grassroots level.
    • Experience how engaging in grassroots advocacy is as transformative as it is informative. Check out what these past participants had to say about their experience!

    Register Now for NASP-Approved CPD!

    Learn more about the GW/NASP PPI, including registration information, full agenda, and hotel and travel information. Early Bird registration pricing has been extended through Monday, May 25. Earn 15 NASP-approved CPD hours at the 3-day basic training or 25 NASP-approved CPD hours and GW Semester Credits at the 5-day advanced training, and become an advocate for trauma-sensitive schools and the profession of school psychology!


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