Supporting Forcibly Displaced Youth in Schools Using a Strength-Based Approach

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,8

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how racial inequities, ideals, and practices show up in schools.
  2. learn about equity detours and how to avoid them at all costs.
  3. learn the disrupter mindsets needed to disrupt oppressive systems.
  4. learn about the Power Potential and see an example of how it can transform lives while disrupting racial inequities.


This session will share tips for school psychologists on implementing effective strength-based techniques to support forcibly displaced immigrant and refugee youth and their families in the school setting.



Shereen C. Naser, Cleveland State University
Tracey G. Scherr, University of WI-Whitewater


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