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Preventing Mass ViolencePreventing Mass Violence Requires Access to Mental Health Services and Reduced Inappropriate Access to Firearms
NASP joins the nation in shock and grief over the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. As the nation looks to understand and respond effectively to this tragedy, it is imperative that we stay focused on facts and on what we know works to prevent violence and keep our children and youth safe.

Helping Children Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Families and school personnel play a critical role in helping to reestablish a sense of normalcy and security for children after an act of violence occurs. This infographic highlights key reminders and corresponds with the “Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers” handout.

CQ Article - Law and Special Education EligibilityThe Legal Meaning of Special Education Eligibility: The Latest Case Law
This article examines the last 3.5 years of case law regarding special education eligibility to determine the current pattern in relation to previous trends.

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PodcastEncountering and Overcoming Resistance to Social Justice in Practice
This new #SP4SJ podcast episode covers a range of school-related social justice issues occurring in diverse communities, addressing resistance to social justice advocacy efforts or practices, and engaging in challenging conversations related to privilege.

MembershipBenefits to Advance Your Career
Advance your career with member-only benefits—including a mentorship program, online communities to seek guidance from peers, current and archived periodicals, webinars and podcasts, and more. Join or renew online by June 15 at 8:00 p.m. EDT to pay in three installments.

Summer ConferencesSessions Are Filling Fast
Did you know that you select your workshops when you register for the summer conferences? Some sessions are already nearing capacity. Register soon to secure a seat in your preferred workshops. If registering by mail, payment must be received by June 15.

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13 Reasons Why Season 2 ToolkitGuidance Regarding 13 Reasons Why, Season 2
NASP has joined with a consortium of education, mental health, and suicide prevention organizations to create an online toolkit regarding the second season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, released May 18, 2018. As with the virally popular first season, the second season deals with mature themes, including sexual assault, suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, bullying, and extreme violence.

PPIPPI Registration Deadline on Monday
Want to grow your advocacy skills this summer? Register for the 2018 Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC, by Monday, May 28, for special early bird pricing.

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.