WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate passed a Cassidy-sponsored resolution marking the week of November 7, 2022, National School Psychology Week and honor the role of school psychologists in supporting children’s mental health and fostering a safe school environment. U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) joined Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) to introduce the resolution.
“The COVID-19 pandemic and school lockdowns had a devastating effect on our kids’ mental health,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We honor school psychologists for the support they provide our future generation.”
“School psychologists play a critical role in ensuring that students have learning environments that are safe, healthy, and supportive to allow them to succeed in school and in life,” said Senator Padilla. “In designating National School Psychology Week, we recognize the incredibly impactful work of school psychologists to make mental health care accessible to all students. As our education system and students continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the work of our school psychologists is more important than ever.”