Special Education Resources
Council of Exceptional Children Webinar: Teaching Special Education Online during COVID19
Department of Education: Q&A for Serving Special Education Students
Department of Education: Supplemental Fact Sheet for Special Education Students (3.21.2020)
NASP FAQ for US Department of Education IDEA Services for School Psychologists
Child Abuse/Neglect and Violence Resources
The IL Dept of Public Health has created a text hotline for anyone in need of emotional support to be connected with a mental health professional.
IDPH Call4Calm Hotline
Heart of Illinois United Way has a hotline for anyone to contact to be connected to local health and human care services by dialing 211.
IL United Way 211 Hotline
Prevent Child Abuse America has created a set of resources that can be shared directly with families to help them manage stress and anxiety, stay connected as a family, and to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Prevent Child Abuse America Resources for Families
Chicago Children's Advocacy Center - Reducing Child Sexual Abuse During Isolation
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children has created a resource hub for educators and families to protect children during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
End Violence Against Children: Protecting Children During COVID Outbreak
PBS News Hour created a powerful segment that reminds us that not all children are safe while at home during this time.
PBS Newshour: What Shelter at Home Means for Those Who Aren't Safe There
Shine has created a parent-friendly resource hub for parents to connect to mental health supports online:
Anxiety Toolkit and Resource Hub
Resources for Supporting Youth with Challenging Behaviors at Home
Needs Assessment: This
will guide the development of future PD and mentoring regarding
distance learning for graduate education in School Psychology. The
survey is NOT for research purposes. Results will be used to develop
support groups and training opportunities for focused use of technology across
different content areas in school psychology. Both the survey and its
results will be placed in the TSP spreadsheet for resources. (Last Updated 4.3.2020)
*A SPECIAL THANKS TO AMANDA SULLIVAN, BRYN HARRIS, AND THE LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE FOR COMPILING THESE RESOURCES.
IF YOU HAVE RESOURCES YOU BELIEVE WOULD BE VALUABLE TO SHARE, PLEASE EMAIL PRESIDENT-ELECT, KASEE STRATTON
It is an honor to serve as the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) president this year. We have the awesome responsibility and privilege of training the next generation of school psychologists and/or school psychology trainers. This is a pivotal time to be doing this work! As school psychology trainers, without a doubt, we face many challenges every day. Whether we are early, middle or late career professionals, just a few of the challenges we face are the shortage of both school psychology practitioners and trainers, the dearth of mental health supports across the country, and long-standing issues of inequity and bias (e.g., by race/ethnicity, poverty, LGBTQ+ status) in children accessing them. These challenges are coupled with the many demands on our time that involve research, service and teaching in universities across the nation.
However, with these many challenges, I see remarkable working being done in the field. So many of our colleagues are rolling up their sleeves to address these big picture issues for the field and on behalf of our graduate students and school-aged children and adolescents. The compassion, dedication and remarkable talent and work of school psychology trainers, graduate students and school psychologists that work tirelessly in the field continually strike me. This work happens in school psychology graduate training programs, schools and clinical settings across the United States in rural, urban/suburban contexts and in international settings.
On a small and large scale, practicing school psychologists and those that prepare them are looked to as leaders in schools, districts, universities, and in regional, state, national and international contexts. There couldn’t be a more critical time for school psychology trainers to support and learn from one another. Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) is committed as an organization to facilitate this important work through our mission and vision. It is TSP’s hope that we can help you in your work through resources, ongoing dialogue, and important conversations. I look forward to seeing you at our TSP 2020 meeting in Baltimore, MD. Thank you for all that you do to support the training of our future school psychologists!
Loyola University Chicago
TSP President 2019-2020
TSP is committed to innovation and excellence in graduate training programs for specialist and doctoral school psychologists. Our purpose is to foster high quality training in school psychology programs. We work toward this goal by examining current trends in graduate education programs, providing professional growth opportunities to school psychology faculty, facilitating communication with field based supervisors, and supporting legislative efforts that promote diversity and excellence in training.
(c) Trainers of School Psychologists, 2015