School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 14–18, 2016. This year’s theme is “Small Steps Change Lives.” A downloadable poster, suggested activities, adaptable resources, and other tools are available at www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy-tools-and-resources/school-psychology-awareness-week-2016.

Planning for the upcoming year? The NASP Practice Model Implementation Guide includes tips and resources to help you collaborate with your administrator and team to identify top priorities to focus on this year. You can offer to help design and implement a needs assessment to collect data using some of the suggestions and tools available at www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/nasp-practice-model/nasp-practice-model-implementation-guide/section-ii-nasp-practice-model-implementation-and-service-delivery/assessing-school-level-and-district-level-needs.

Attention students: Now through August 22, save $100 off the nonmember price for the Best Practices in School Psychology set, available in print and electronic formats. Learn more at www.nasponline.org/bestpractices.

Need to revamp your school safety and crisis plans? Pick up a copy of the new edition of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model, and use it as a conversation starter with your district’s crisis team. Learn more at www.nasponline.org/preparebook.

Two live webinars are coming up next month. On Friday, September 9, learn warning signs, risk factors, and appropriate interventions for youth suicide. On Thursday, September 15, learn strategies for culturally responsive supervision, and build stronger working relationships with your supervisees. Register now at www.nasponline.org/olc.

Mark your calendar for the NASP 2017 Annual Convention! Join thousands of school psychology professionals in San Antonio, TX,February 21–24, 2017, to learn new skills, meet other school psychology professionals, and hear about the latest research, trends, and practices in the profession. Registration opens on October 3, 2016. Get registration and hotel details at www.nasponline.org/NASP2017.

I look forward to sharing more NASP news with you as we move through the year.

Karen Apgar