School Psychologist's Corner

  • School Psychologist’s Corner

    The School Psychologist’s Corner is a place for parents, staff, students, and school psychologists from across the nation to get more information on topics related to school psychology and supporting students and families. Jim Hanson is the Lincoln School Psychologist and has written, co-authored, or collaborated with others on the following PowerPoint presentations and articles. These presentations describe more about programs at Lincoln as well as covering topics of interest to national audiences.  Topics include anti-bullying, honoring and supporting diversity, learning disabilities, and evidence-based practices in schools. You may contact Jim at 503-916-6087 or

    Student-Led Anti-Bullying Presentations

    This 2018 PowerPoint was originally developed by the Lincoln Student Leadership team in 2008 and has been refined each year. The leadership team presents this program to all ninth graders in English classes.  If you would like to see the video that shows Lincoln's definition of bullying, click here.


    Systems & Programs to Support Students including Academic and Social/Emotional Supports - 2017-2018 School Year

    This PowerPoint helps parents, students, and teachers know what current Lincoln systems, programs, and people support the wellbeing and academic performance of all Lincoln students and students who might need extra support.  Information about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, the CDC Coordinated School Health Model (that improves communication with all stakeholders in school health and mental health), evidence-based programs for Social and Emotional Learning (including anti-bullying, peer mediation, mentoring and suicide prevention), and how effectiveness of these programs are documented each year in the School Improvement Plan.  Dates and contact information are included.

    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2012 Results 
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2013 Results 
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2014 Results 
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2015 Results
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2016 Results
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2017 Results 
    • Social and Emotional Programs' Evaluations 2018 Results

    Lincoln Student Support Team Flowchart 

    This one-page flowchart explains whom teachers and parents can contact for help with students’ emotional, attendance, and academic need.  It summarizes the programs and job responsibilities at Lincoln.


    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Public Schools

    This PowerPoint summarizes the key components and results from five years of Lincoln’s school-based Dialectical Behavioral Skills Training (DBT) program. DBT is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). DBT skills help students reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and cutting. DBT skills help student learn mindfulness, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.

      How Anti-Bullying and Programs for LGBT Youth Fit Within PBIS/MTSS Systems

    Many high schools are struggling to know how to fit state-mandated anti-bullying programs and effective supports for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered students into Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This PowerPoint describes how school systems can work together synergistically to reduce bullying and improve student skills and school climate.


    Supporting Latino and Native American LGBTQI-2S Youth

    This Power Point tells the story of Latino and Native American LGBTQI-2S youth and how we can support them in schools and in the community.


    Supporting African American LGBTQI-2S Youth

    This PowerPoint tells the story of African American LGBTQI-2S youth and how we can support them in schools and in the community.


    Supporting Homeless LGBTQI-2S Youth

    This Power Point tells the story of Homeless LGBTQI-2S youth and how we can support them in schools and in the community.


    Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

    This Power Point tells the story of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth youth and how we can support them in schools and in the community.


    Anti-Bullying Laws and Practices/Local Examples 2012

    This PowerPoint is a joint presentation of the National Association of School Psychologists Government and Professional Relations, Multi-Cultural Affairs, and GLBT Committees. It outlines laws in the 50 States, examines the critical components of anti-bullying laws and district policies, and provides examples of how national, state, and local educational organizations can work together to improve school climate and safety.

     Lincoln's Gender-Equity Mulit-Stall Restroom

    This PowerPoint and supporting documents here demonstrate how to build community support and safety for gender inclusive restrooms.

     Specific Learning Disabilities-Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses

    In the past ten years, major changes occurred in how schools identify students with specific learning disabilities. Oregon has been on the forefront of these changes. In this presentation, the Eugene and Portland models of Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) approaches are summarized.

    Portland Public Schools Suicide Prevention Resources

    Compilation of 2010 policies and resources for suicide prevention, cutting, etc. Samples from Oregon and national prevention resources.

    Schools now use a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to instruct and support students. Similar to the public health model, MTSS provides prevention lessons for all students, selective interventions for students and risk, and targeted interventions for students with identified needs. Before 2007, Lincoln High School in Portland Public Schools had more suicides per year than any school in Oregon. Since 2007, Lincoln has been suicide free. Learn how evidence-based and best practices changed in Lincoln’s health classes, how student-led initiatives, elective classes, screening and referral processes worked together to serve students at risk, and how family consultation, special education procedures, district policies, and intensive counseling services provide instruction and support to students with serious suicidal behaviors.  

    Zero Suicides at School Presentation

    Suicide & Threat Public Consulting