National School Psychology Week

Recognizing the Power of Possibility During National School Psychology Week
Posted on 11/09/2020
The Power of Possibility

During the week of November 9–13, schools throughout the country will join the National Association of School Psychologists in celebrating School Psychology Week, highlighting the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help students succeed.

This year's theme is "The Power of Possibility," which conveys hope, growth, resilience, and renewal. The word “power” implies that there is strength in believing that good things can and will happen when there is focus on a goal or positive outcome. In the context of education, it means having hope that students will grow and thrive and empowering them to take action. Possibility suggests that potential exists even in the smallest ambition or tiny hope for success.

School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in seeing possibilities and developing positive change to excel in school and life. Focusing on these possibilities can help everyone set goals, identify action steps, communicate needs, and engage in discussions to help create the connections necessary for students to develop critical academic and social emotional skills.

That’s why this week is a great time to learn more about school psychology and acknowledge all of the hardworking school psychologists. The District provides mental health support services to students, given that mental health and school success are closely linked.

Untreated mental health challenges can create significant barriers to academic, social, emotional, and career success. 
District schools staff highly-trained and skilled professionals to support student mental health. These professionals are available to engage students on school campuses, as well as virtually.

Parents can contact their child’s school counselor, school behavioral health professional, or classroom teacher for assistance. Additionally, the Student Mental Health Helpline is available at 561-432-6389, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The School District of Palm Beach County