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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

Introducing: Future School Psychologists of Ohio Club

Introducing: Future School Psychologists of Ohio Club

OSPA is excited to announce its new initiative...The Future School Psychologists of Ohio Read More
Save the Date: 2020 Fall Conference

Save the Date: 2020 Fall Conference

Yes, there will be an OSPA Fall Conference! The 2020 Fall Conference will Read More

Anti-Racism Resources

Please see OSPA's Anti-Racism Position Statement HERE. Below are additional resources. NASP Resources Read More

OSPA Anti-Racism Position Statement

The Ohio School Psychologist Association (OSPA) represents school psychologists throughout the state of Read More
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Featured Resources

Presidential Message Summer 2020

Presidential Message Summer 2020

Dear OSPA Members and friends of OSPA, Last February, as I was wrapping Read More
Expanding Our Reach: OSPA Initiatives to Grow & Diversify the Field

Expanding Our Reach: OSPA Initiatives to Grow & Diversify the Field

The Ohio School Psychologists Association is committed to developing creative efforts to assist Read More
In Memoriam: Remembering Herm Zelinski

In Memoriam: Remembering Herm Zelinski

Many OSPAites, particularly those with hairs of gray tint, may have memories of Read More

Factors that Contribute to Anxiety in Gifted Students & Interventions to Alleviate Symptoms

Students who are identified as gifted or talented often face different struggles than Read More
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