Kelly Vaillancourt, PhD, NCSP
Director of Government Relations, National Association of School Psychologists
Recently on Care for Your Mind, Dr. Anne Marie Albano contended that schools are the right place for kids to get treatment for social anxiety disorder. Today, Kelly Vaillancourt of the National Association of School Psychologists offers an easy way for you to advocate for school-based psychological services.
In order to make meaningful and substantial progress toward increasing access to comprehensive mental health services, we must call upon our local, state, and federal policy makers to act. We need to
- educate legislators and government officials about evidence-based policies and practices
- encourage them to allocate the necessary funding to ensure these practices are in places in our schools and communities.