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NASP Calls for End to Policy Separating Families at the BorderNASP Calls for End to Policy Separating Families at the Border
NASP stands with our colleague organizations in calling upon the Trump Administration to end its policy of separating children from their families at the border. While NASP does not claim expertise in immigration policy, committed to ensuring that all children and youth attend schools and live in communities that are free from violence.

CQ Article - Lessons Learned From Recent Natural DisastersLessons Learned From Recent Natural Disasters
In the past year, we have seen a number of natural disasters affecting many regions around the country and its territories. This article shares local perspectives on disaster relief efforts and lessons learned in the process.

PodcastTraining ELL Parents to Promote Social–Emotional Resiliency from Home
Podcast participants discuss a study that evaluated the social validity and effectiveness of a social and emotional learning parent-training program for Latino populations, and its implications for practice.

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VideoSchool Safety Commission Public Listening Session
NASP President John Kelly testified before the Federal School Safety Commission on June 6 regarding effective ways to create and maintain safe schools for all children. He urged the Commission to review the Framework for Safe and Successful Schools and highlighted the imperative to increase access to school mental health services.

Summer Conferences18 Hours of CPD
Attend advanced workshops and earn up to 18 hours of documented CPD at the NASP 2018 Summer Conferences. Mailed registration forms and accompanying payments are due this Friday, and online registration is still open. Topics addressed include psychopharmacology, suicide, academic anxieties, school climate, MTSS, working memory, emotional disturbance, ethics, and more.

MembershipLast Chance for Installment Plan
Previously closing Friday, June 15, we are extending the installment plan option for membership dues through Wednesday, June 20, at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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StatementNASP Calls for an Increase in Access to Suicide Prevention Resources
The high-profile suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week draw attention to the imperative to recognize and support individuals who may be experiencing a serious mental health problem or significant life stressors that can increase suicide risk. In this statement, NASP calls for an increase in access to suicide prevention resources and mental health services.

VideoIntelligent Lives Film Partnership
NASP is partnering with director Dan Habib on his film Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility. The film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities as they challenge perceptions of intelligence in navigating high school, college, and the workforce.

New NASP Executive Director Announced
NASP is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathleen Minke as new executive director, starting July 1, 2018. Dr. Minke comes to NASP from her previous position as professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of Delaware.

About NASP

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents and supports the profession of school psychology by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, and by maintaining essential standards for ethics and practice. Read more

The NASP Practice Model

The NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (PDF), also known as the NASP Practice Model, represents NASP's official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services. NASP has developed this implementation guide as a resource to help school psychologists through the process of advocating for and implementing the model in their school or district.