Find Us!
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Response to Madison School Shooting

I am sure many of you have already heard the recent news of a school shooting that occurred on 2-29-2016, at Madison Junior/Senior High, in Butler County, Ohio. According to the latest news reports, 4 people were injured, and thankfully, no one was killed. Our thoughts are with the students, staff, and parents of Madison Junior/Senior High during this time.

As a School Psychologist, you may be asked questions about this by your school districts. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has a wealth of handouts for teachers and parents

Of particular interest are the following handouts:
Threat Assessment at School
Addressing Grief
Helping Children Cope with Crisis: Care for Caregivers – Brief Facts and Tips
School Violence Prevention: Brief Facts and Tips
Media and Crisis

Parents and educators working with students after a trauma may also find this NASP resource helpful.

After a large crisis situation like this, local education agencies are able to apply for grants from the US Department of Education to help with the recovery process through Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence). 

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, and staff impacted by this incident. The OSPA Crisis Committee stands ready to network with School Psychologists and help provided the needed resources during difficult times.

Please feel free to contact the OSPA Crisis Committee if you need any specific resources.

- Brian Hill, OSPA Crisis Committee Chair

Important News

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Resources from the State of Ohio Ohio COVID-19 Webpage Director's Stay at Home Read More

April 22 Poster Sessions

We are excited to announce that the poster sessions that are typically held Read More

Working for You: Executive Director's Report

Executive Director Ann Brennan's Activity Report and Legislative UpdateApril 2, 2020 OSPA Executive Read More

Summary of COVID - 19 Status

Folks,I’m reminded of George Carlin talking about the concept of Vu-ja`de` which is Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19

Featured Resources

Creating a Common Language Between School Psychologists & Intervention Specialists

This project was designed to create a common language between all members of Read More

Schools as Refugee Service Providers

 Refugee children comprise one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States and Read More

A Ways and Means of Change

 For the past 25 years, in my role as a school psychologist, I Read More

Remembering Donald C. Smith 1926-2019, Founding Editor of the Journal of School Psychology

Ohio has one of the longest and most significant histories in school psychology Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7