Graduate Association of School Psychology collecting children’s books

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KEARNEY – The Graduate Association of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting a book drive as part of School Psychology Awareness Week.

Gently used or new books for children of all ages will be collected Nov. 10-15 and donated to Kearney’s Head Start program.

Books can be donated at the following locations: UNK College of Education, Nebraskan Student Union, Memorial Student Affairs Building, Kearney Family YMCA and Kearney Hyvee.

This year’s national theme for School Psychology Awareness Week is ‘Strive. Grow. THRIVE!’

“An essential part to a child’s development and growth is reading, but not all families have the proper resources to provide their children the tools with adequate reading materials,” said Kirstie Hiatt, president of the Graduate Association of School Psychology at UNK.

What is School Psychology?
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators and other professionals to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school and the community.

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Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Contact: Kirstie Hiatt, Graduate Association of School Psychology, hiattkr@lopers.unk.edu

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