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Recent Happenings and Accomplishments
NASP Posters and Presentations (student names italicized):
§ Cruz, M., Gesmondi, D. (Co-Presenter), Holmblad, J. (Contributor), Pittman, M. (Contributor), and Winters, E. (Contributor) (Mini-Skills, February, 2017). Asking the Hard Questions: Suicide Risk Assessment.
§ Cruz, M. and Gesmondi, D. (Practitioner Conversation, February, 2017). Suicide Risk Assessment: What’s in Your Toolbox?
§ Cruz, M. and Gardner, T. (Mini-Skills, February, 2018). Now What? School Re-Entry Support Following a Suicide Attempt.
§ Cruz, M. and Gardner, T. (Practitioner Conversation, February, 2018). Managing the Impact of Suicide: Suicide Clusters, Contagion and the Media.
§ Mesmer, E., Mabry, J., Cruz, M. and Dove, E. (Mini-Skills, February, 2018). Assessing SLD: Considerations for Data-Based and Ethical Decision Making.
§ Mesmer, E., Jackson, C., and Bagnall, T. (Contributor) (Practitioner Conversation, February 2018). The Evolution and Practice of Curriculum-Based Assessment.
§ Nickerson, A., Cook, E., Cruz, M. and Parks, T. (Poster, February, 2018). PREPaRE School Crisis Training: What Predicts its Use in Practice?
VASP State and Regional Presentations:
§ Mesmer, E., Cruz, M. and Winters, E. (Fall 2016). Ethics and Interventions: Considerations in an Era of Intervention-Based Services.
§ Cruz, M., Mabry, J., Mesmer, E. and Dove, E. (Fall 2017). The SLD Evaluation Process: Following Best Practice through Use of RtI and PSW.
§ Mesmer, E. and Dove, E. (VASP Regional, Roanoke, Fall, 2017). Ethical Practice in School Psychology: Addressing Practice Challenges.
§ Mabry, J. and Cruz, M. (VASP Regional, Abingdon, Fall, 2017). Ethical Practice in School Psychology: Addressing Practice Challenges.
Local Presentations (student names italicized):
§ Cruz, M., Gesmondi, D. (Co-Presenter), Edwards, K. (Co-Presenter), Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, VA. (April 12, 2016).
Recent Research Activity, Publications and Grants:
§ Mabry, J and Dove, E. received a King Grant to provide direction intervention services to high school students with weaknesses in executive functioning.
§ Mesmer, E. and Cruz, M. are currently examined factors that contribute to teachers’ interpretation of behavioral progress monitoring data.