The South Carolina Association of School Psychologists is a membership organization that empowers school psychologists to advance the learning and mental health of students in South Carolina.
SCASP's Core Values
Professional Excellence: School Psychologists strive to use and promote best practices in the environments in which they work.
Client-Centered: School Psychologists make the needs of individual learners their first priority.
Cultural Competence: School Psychologists value individual and cultural perspectives in their interactions with others.
Data-Based Decision Making: School Psychologists promote the use of data from multiple sources to inform decision-making at individual and systems levels.
Dynamic Leadership: School Psychologists serve as leaders within their communities to enhance decision making.
Integrity & Ethical Practices: School Psychologists treat others with honesty and fairness and maintain the ethical standards of their profession.
Positive Outcomes: School Psychologists promote individual strengths and believe in success for all learners.
Professional Advocacy: School Psychologists promote the awareness of the value of their profession for the educational and personal development of the students they serve.
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SCASP goes to NASP Grant
Do you want to go to NASP funded by SCASP? SCASP members have been up to some amazing awesome things around the state! We want to know what school psychology looks like to you! To receive this funded trip to NASP 2016 Connecting the dots fill out this application ! This application will start accepting responses August 19 and close on September 30th. Named finalists will have a chance to participate in online open voting from friends, colleagues and family members to be awarded the grant.
SCASP Children's Fund 2015; Low Country
The lowcountry region will be donating to Carolina Children's Charity (CCC). CCC awards financial grants to lowcountry children with birth defects and childhood diseases from birth to 18 years of age. Since 1987, CCC has donated nearly $4 million to help cover medical expenses for children, including special equipment, medications, and medically necessary evaluation and testing. Each item or service requested requires the support of a medical doctor. With rising healthcare costs and a decrease in healthcare benefits, families request the charity's help to assure the needs of their children can be met. Funds are raised by the tri-county firemen and the local community during multiple annual fundraisers, including a run/walk scheduled for September 26th, 2015 in Hanahan, SC. Learn more about CCC by visiting: www.carolinachildren.org
SCASP Children's Fund 2015: Piedmont
Piedmont chose to donate to A Child’s Haven, located in Greenville, SC, treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect by equipping them with the tools they need to look beyond their current circumstances. The organization also provides support and education for the families of children with developmental delays. A Child’s Haven values providing compassion, empathy, integrity of service, and the highest quality of services to their clients, their families, and surrounding community. 90% of young children who are served by A Child’s Haven meet three-quarters or more of their development objectives. Finally, the organization is working to expand to support infants and to build a new facility. With the new facility, A Child’s Haven will become the largest treatment facility in the Southeast for children with developmental delays and/or behavioral challenges.
SCASP Children's Fund 2015: Greenwood
Since the spring of 2008, Greenwood Miracle League has been giving children with special needs in Greenwood and surrounding counties an opportunity to play baseball. After several stake-holders from the Burton Center, a service provider to people with disabilities and special needs, visited a similar team in another city, the league in the greater Greenwood area was soon established.
All games are played at the Burton Center on Saturdays in April and May. The action takes place on a special rubberized field that allows wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches to maneuver on its surface. The league currently consists of four teams with upwards of 90 players in any given season, and all players are furnished with major-league replica shirts and caps. Team “buddies” are enlisted to assist the players in batting, running bases, and fielding, which allows parents to relax, cheer, and enjoy watching their child during games. These “buddies” are garnered from local businesses, little-league, high school, and college teams, and several church and civic groups. Several local businesses and industries also support the teams. Umpires, announcers, music, and concessions complete the experience for the children.
The league’s motto is “Every child deserves a chance to play baseball.” This idea seems to be sincerely embodied in the genuine spirit and enthusiasm of the players, parents, volunteers and other participants. he Miracle League guidelines include that players’ ages range from 4 to 19 years of age, and any special-needs child can play. They invite all to come out and share in these special times. More information can be found on their webpage at http://www.greenwoodmiracleleague.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenwood-Miracle-League/1636797703220923.