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School psychologists who promote social justice will:

  1. Engage in ongoing reflection of one’s own prejudices and beliefs to prevent these biases from impacting the students and families they serve.
  2. Take action against social injustices within schools and communities
  3. Promote the emotional, social, and academic well-being of students from all backgrounds
  4. Explore the impact of ecological systems on the academic performance of all students
  5. Critically examine the appropriateness of assessments and measures as they relate to a student’s ethnicity, culture, race, and linguistic ability
  6. Educate administrators, teachers, and community members on the importance of social justice
  7. Approach each student as a unique individual rather than through a biased lens
  8. Implement evidence-based programs that reduce the achievement gap and reduce the effects of discrimination, prejudice, and racism.
  9. Engage in sustained professional development regarding practices and procedures regarding students of diverse cultures, religions, and sexual orientations
  10. Seek out consultation or guidance when a situation arises that may be outside one’s multicultural competence