During National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 6-12, 2012) and throughout the school year, school psychologists are giving talks at their schools or other work locations as part of this national effort to raise awareness about the importance of student mental health.
According to Kim Berryhill, North Area School Psychologist and President of the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists, “The best place for parents to learn about their child’s mental health wellness is their child’s school. School psychologists, along with other school mental health professionals, work to ensure that supports are available to help students who struggle with mental health problems. A professional alliance has been developed with Palm Beach County community providers to help coordinate services and interventions between school and home.”
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is partnering with Speak Up for Kids as part of their commitment to help school psychologists promote students’ mental wellness.
Speak Up for Kids connects parents and teachers with professionals such as school psychologists in their school or community for free talks on mental health, learning problems and other issues relating to raising healthy, happy kids.
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For more information please contact Ms. Berryhill at 561-904-7719 or firstname.lastname@example.org .