Please join us for our presentation on October 19, 2021 from 9am -12pm on Zoom!
We are fortunate to have Dr. Charles Barrett presenting!
Charles A. Barrett, PhD, NCSP is a Coordinator for Diagnostic and Psychological Services with Loudoun County Public Schools. Additionally, he is an adjunct lecturer at Northern Virginia Community College, the Graduate School of Education at Howard University, the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, and the Department of Psychology at Millersville University. An award-winning educator for his commitment to students, families, schools, and communities, Charles has held various leadership positions with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and frequently speaks to a variety of professional and lay audiences about promoting positive outcomes for children. To learn more about Charles, including his books on a variety of topics that are relevant to educators and communicate hope and wholeness, visit www.charlesbarrett.org.
Our session will focus on:
Best Practices for Social Justice in Schools
Having been recently adopted as a strategic goal of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), this session will discuss the significance of social justice to all aspects of school psychology and education, including research, practice (prevention and intervention), teaching, advocacy, and policy. Practical suggestions for embedding a social justice paradigm into school-based services for students, families, schools, and communities will be provided and resources to support professional learning about social justice will be highlighted.
- Participants will be able to describe what social justice is and why it is meaningful to the equitable practice of school psychology.
- Participants will be able to describe the social justice implications related to various areas of school psychology practice (e.g., prevention, intervention, counseling, and assessment).
- Participants will learn how to infuse social justice principles into school and systems wide policy decisions to meet the needs of marginalized groups.