FW: ISPA position statement and call to action to support school communities

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Radliff, Kisha

Sep 17, 2021, 11:40:25 AMSep 17
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Below is information about the ISPA Position Statement created by ISPA leadership for dissemination, including a link to the document (it is also attached). Please share with your local networks and organizations!


Kisha Radliff, Ph.D., LP
Associate Professor and Program Chair, School Psychology Program
The Ohio State University
Pronouns: she, her, hers

-----Original Message-----
From: Chryse Hatzichristou <hatz...@psych.uoa.gr>
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2021 11:17 AM
Subject: ISPA position statement and call to action to support school communities

Dear members of the school psychology community,

We hope that you had a smooth start of the new school/academic year.
Schools are re-opening around the world amidst a global pandemic that has already burdened school communities worldwide. In this critical time, the ISPA leadership takes the opportunity to examine major considerations and proposes a call to action to support students and their families along with teachers and other school personnel. Uniting our efforts to address current and emerging challenges at the local, national, and international level can help our communities grow and heal.

An ISPA leadership workshop was convened preceding the annual conference in July 2021, to discuss key considerations, priorities, and recommendations taking into account local, national, and transnational needs during the pandemic and post-pandemic era. The leadership workshop included participants from many different countries, collaborating in workgroup discussions, which collectively informed the issues and statements included in this document entitled “Back to School Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations and a Call to Action to Support School Communities Worldwide” (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ispaweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ISPA-Position-Statement_Back-to-School-Amidst-the-COVID-19-Pandemic-Sept.2021.pdf__;!!KGKeukY!kjJIU1cEy0eh6y-l2_azrR6-PqZ8xwHhpTAMCzjEzpsPJ8d1eENBBRn__O9z_0E6ug$ ).

We would like to encourage all of you to share the document broadly in your school/academic/school psychology organizational communities.

Please stay safe and well!

Sissy Hatzichristou
ISPA President

Chryse (Sissy) Hatzichristou,PhD
Professor of School Psychology
Director of the Graduate Program in School Psychology Director of the Laboratory of School Psychology Department of Psychology School of Philosophy National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Panepistimiopoli
157 03 Ilissia
Athens, Greece

President of the International School Psychology Association

Executive Board Member,Trainers of School Psychologists,USA

Tel.: +30 210 7277528
FAX: +30 210 7277534
e-mail: hatz...@psych.uoa.gr

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