Featured Resources

Preventing Youth SuicidePreventing Youth Suicide
In light of the high-profile suicide deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, access these resources for teens, parents, educators, and administrators to help prevent youth suicide, particularly as schools let out for the summer. Some handouts are available in Spanish.

CQ Article - Expanded School Mental Health Services: Development of the Southeastern School Behavioral Health CommunityExpanded School Mental Health Services: Development of the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community
The development of the Southeastern School Behavioral Health Community began in 2013 to bring coherence to the school behavioral health agenda in South Carolina and has since expanded to become a regional effort in the southeastern United States including an annual conference with 300–400 attendees.

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.

Get Informed

13 Reasons Why Season 2 ToolkitToolkit for 13 Reasons Why, Season 2
NASP has joined with a consortium of organizations to release an online toolkit regarding the second season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. As with the first season, the second season deals with mature themes, including sexual assault, suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, bullying, and extreme violence.

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
Renew or join online by this Friday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to spread your membership dues over three affordable payments using the installment plan.

What's New

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.