Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will discuss the importance of creating a safe and supportive school environment, and the role of school psychologists in addressing bullying and harassment at the Massachusetts School Psychology Association’s (MSPA) fall conference in Framingham, Mass. Jennings will deliver remarks at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15. In addition to discussing the harmful impact of bullying and harassment on learning, Jennings also will highlight the Department’s recent award of $38.8 million in Safe and Supportive Schools grants to 11 states to measure safety at the school building level and to help intervene in those schools with the greatest safety needs.
The Massachusetts School Psychology Association is dedicated to promoting appropriate mental health and educational services to meet the various needs of children, families and their communities. In order to achieve this goal, the MSPA advocates for children’s needs, informs the public of the value of school psychological services, provides continued professional development and conducts research.
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Remarks at the Massachusetts School Psychology Association’s fall conference