School Psychology Awareness Week 2018

During the week of November 12–16, 2018 schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive.  

This year's theme is "Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!"  A password is a personal key for unlocking any number of areas of potential in our lives. Our goal is to connect with how modern youth and adults unlock things (e.g., gaming levels, phones, devices, codes) and to highlight how thinking about specific skills, assets, or characteristics as "passwords" can lead to positive growth. School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in unlocking the resources, proactive and preventive skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one's full potential to thrive in school and life. A password can help us set goals, identify action steps, communicated need, and engage in discussions to help create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social emotional skills.


Download and print the proclamation signed by Governor Bruce Rauner, to show the importance of School Psychologists in Illinois. Promote SPAW to your students, staff, and community online and at school using NASP's adaptable resources, poster, and social media profile image. Don't forget to participate in Virtual Hill Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.