School Psychology Awareness Week Highlighted Important Work of BPS Mental Health Professionals
By Space Coast Daily // November 19, 2019
BPS employs 38 school psychologists
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – School Psychology Awareness Week recently was a perfect time to showcase the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive in school, at home, and in life.
Brevard Public Schools employs 38 school psychologists, including the Assistant Director of Psychological Services, Dr. Paula Lewis.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams who apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
This year’s theme for School Psychology Awareness Week was “Find Your Focus.” Finding your focus can involve paying attention, seeing an idea more clearly, or being determined in your effort.
Focusing can help us establish goals, identify action steps, express needs, and engage in discussions that help create the connections necessary for students to develop essential academic and social-emotional skills.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is providing helpful resources to aid families in supporting the growth and development of their children into thriving individuals, by helping students understand and strengthen their roles as learners, problem-solvers, creators, friends, leaders, and members of a team or the broader school community