WHEREAS, children learn best when they are healthy, supported, and receive an education that enables them to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally; and
WHEREAS, the mental health of young people is directly linked to their learning and development, and the learning environment provides an optimal context to promote good mental health through connectedness within the school and community; and
WHEREAS, sound psychological principles are integral to instruction and learning, social and emotional development, prevention, early intervention and school safety, and supporting culturally diverse student populations; and
WHEREAS, school psychologists are trained to foster and deliver, in the school and community, a continuum of mental health services and academic supports that lower barriers to teaching and learning and meet the needs of the whole child through integrated, multi-tiered supports; and
WHEREAS, school psychologists are trained to assess student and school-based barriers to learning as well as individual strengths, utilize data-based decision-making, implement research-driven prevention and intervention strategies, and evaluate outcomes and improve accountability;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 11th day of October, 2017.