Faculty and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School will take part in four events at the 2010 California Association for School Psychologists (CASP) Convention in Santa Clara, CA, March 4-6. The scholars, researchers, and teachers will discuss the latest findings on topics as diverse as youth in alternative education, positive psychology, and universal screening.
The theme of the 2010 CASP Annual Convention is “Helping Schools Invest in All Students.” Founded in 1953 and located in Sacramento, the California Association of School Psychologists is the statewide membership organization for school psychologists in California. With a membership close to 3,000, CASP is the largest statewide organization of school psychologists in the nation and the strongest voice for psychologists practicing in California’s schools. In addition to providing liaison with various state boards and commissions, CASP actively represents the profession to legislative audiences, governmental officials, and other policy-making bodies.
Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students will take part in the following:
Thursday March 4th
“California’s Resiliency Youth Development Model: Resources for Everyday Use”
Lau, F., Matthew Quirk, & Durham, A
“Examining Cultural Differences in Educational Expectancies and Values among Minority Families and Children”
Michael Furlong & Camille Jones
“Positive Psychology Take 3: Covitalism as Psychological Well-Being”
Friday March 5th
Michael Furlong, Matthew Quirk, Gonzalez, V., Lau, F., Elena Lilles
“Ready or Not, Here I Come: School Readiness Assessment Strategies”
[Gevirtz School faculty and graduate students are available for interviews;
contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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