FWISD To Observe National School Psychologist Awareness Week
The Fort Worth ISD is joining the country in observing national School Psychologist Awareness Week, November 12-16.
FWISD will celebrate the work of its school psychologists, and the District’s Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSP) will raise awareness about the need for mental health awareness in schools.
This year’s School Psychologist Awareness Week theme is “Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!” according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Click here to learn more about the nationwide campaign.
Throughout the month, FWISD psychologists will visit high school psychology classes in and outside the District as well as North Texas colleges and universities presenting on the topic: “What is a School Psychologist?”
FWISD employs more than 40 licensed psychologists and five LSSP interns. District psychologists offer consultations, evaluations and mental health services to both the District’s general and special education student populations.
“With the District’s focus on teaching students holistically (the whole child), LSSPs are a valuable resource to ensure that the social-emotional and mental health needs of students are addressed,” said Dr. Mariagrazia Sheffield, assistant superintendent of special programs.