• Call for new Editor-in-Chief for IJSEP: Deadline has been Extended
    by ISPA Web on July 17, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    The deadline to submit your application for the position of IJSEP Editor-in-Chief has been extended: The International School Psychology Association invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of School & Educational Psychology (IJSEP). The deadline has been extended to August 15th, 2020. Please send materials and inquiries to the ISPA Central Office at ispacentraloffice@ispaweb.org.   About [...] The post Call for new Editor-in-Chief for IJSEP: Deadline has been Extended appeared first on ISPA.

  • ISPA 2020 General Assembly
    by ISPA Web on July 9, 2020 at 10:24 am

    This year's General Assembly, originally scheduled to take place in Nicosia, Cyprus, will now be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday 15 July 2020 (UTC time 2.00 PM). All ISPA members are invited to attend and hear about current ISPA initiatives and hear from representatives of ISPA leadership (committees, affiliates, etc.). This meeting provides the opportunity for [...] The post ISPA 2020 General Assembly appeared first on ISPA.

  • ISPA: Call for new Editor-in-Chief for IJSEP
    by ISPA Web on July 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The International School Psychology Association invites applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of School & Educational Psychology (IJSEP). Deadline for applications is July 15th, 2020. Please send materials and inquiries to the ISPA Central Office at ispacentraloffice@ispaweb.org.   About the Journal The International School Psychology Association's (ISPA) official journal, the International Journal of School & Educational [...] The post ISPA: Call for new Editor-in-Chief for IJSEP appeared first on ISPA.

  • SPP 108: A Conversation with Nelba Marquez-Greene
    by schoolpsychedpodcast on June 15, 2020 at 1:32 am

    SPP 108: A Conversation with Nelba Marquez-Greene Please join us. https://anagraceproject.org/ https://www.huffpost.com/author/nelba-marquezgreen

  • Telling Children About Racial Injustice
    by noreply@blogger.com (Psyched About School) on June 12, 2020 at 2:30 am

    The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have served to further expose the unjust and unfair treatment of people of color in America. The protests are all over television, newspapers, and the internet, reaching cities world-wide. The violence that sometimes accompanies the protests is scary. It has been especially unsettling that many of these deaths have come at the hands of the police, whom we have been taught are here to serve and protect citizens.Conversations with children are essential for all parents to have. Silence will not protect you or them. Not talking about events will only fuel fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Silence allows children to draw their own, often faulty, conclusions about what is happening and why. It is important to acknowledge the truth of racism and unfairness, as well as to talk about the possibilities of change.Honesty is the key in a conversation with children of any age.A plan of action will reduce some of the fears both parent and child are experiencing.  Let them know you do not have all the answers.Do not be afraid of your emotions.Share your emotions with your children.Allow children to express their opinions and feelings. Talk about their feelings.  Anger and anxiety are appropriate.  Racism is senseless and is difficult to explain.Take time to address your child’s questions and comments.Balance your acknowledgement of the reality of racism with messages about hope for change, the availability of help, and the value of activism.Affirm that you believe it is wrong to treat someone differently or unfairly because of their race, and that you believe that racial injustice is still a problem.In 2020, the world has experienced so many things have been “unprecedented”. Racial protests are not new, but they have increased the anxiety felt from Covid-19. Parents want confident and empowered children. Talk to your children about the current climate, and give them the right to express their hurt, anger and disappointment. Empower their opinions about the occurrences and possible solutions. Be honest and informative. Now is the time for explanation and empowerment.Resources:For books dealing with social justice topics: Social Justice BooksFor teenagers dealing with police shootings: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.For young children (ages 4-8): Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice, by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard Especially useful for white parents: Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey Daddy, Why Am I Brown?: A healthy conversation about skin color and family by Bedford F. PalmerA Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret HolmesA toolkit for parents: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism Digital Resources:https://www.embracerace.org/resources/never-too-early-to-learnact4socialjustice.comhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellnesshttps://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/becoming-a-parent-in-the-age-of-black-lives-matter/612448/https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/how-talk-kids-racism-racial-violence-police-brutality/5288065002/Spanish “Española” Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/u/2/d/1DbS6Q9oSfLbShmkNrkTgaDVHGedpYrCI-Pq6RDUcYrY/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR10Q1EH2PUcPs0bru_iCLQ_fj_J0t3I6W_nCHpAPQIPKa5eCMjo8xGnxMI

  • 2020 Call for ISPA Nominations for President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer
    by Central Office on June 10, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    ISPA will hold three elections in 2021. The President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary positions will be open, as current office holders complete their terms: Vitor Coelho – President– Portugal (2019-2021; EC term ends 2023) Sissy Hatzichristou – President–elect - Greece (2019-2021; EC term ends 2025) Bonnie Nastasi – Past-President – USA (2019-2021; EC term ends 2021) [...] The post 2020 Call for ISPA Nominations for President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer appeared first on ISPA.

  • SPP 107: Racism, Social Justice, Police Brutality, Violence and Systemic Racism
    by schoolpsychedpodcast on June 10, 2020 at 12:58 am

    SPP 107: Racism, Social Justice, Police Brutality, Violence and Systemic Racism Conversation with Dr. Barrett and Dr. Proctor On Racism, Social Justice, Police Brutality, Violence and Systemic Racism #psychedpodcast https://charlesbarrett.org/about http://justschoolpsychologists.weebly.com/ APA’s town hall https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=281418503055582&ref=watch_permalink

  • School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action
    by Central Office on June 8, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    ISPA fully endorses the School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action which has been prepared by the American School Psychology Associations here below. We have distributed this statement to our members as an act of recognition and support. In this way, we would like to express our sympathy to our American colleagues and [...] The post School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action appeared first on ISPA.