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MediaNASP Leader Addresses the Effect of Media Coverage on School Violence at Federal Safety Commission Meeting

June 21, 2018

National Association of School Psychologists leader and school safety expert Ben Fernandez testified before the Federal Safety to Commission today regarding the impact of media coverage of school violence, particularly mass shootings.

MediaNASP Calls for End to Policy Separating Families at the Border

June 18, 2018

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) stands with our colleague organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, 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, we are experts in what is harmful to children and families.

MediaNASP Calls for an Increase in Access to Suicide Prevention Resources

June 8, 2018

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.

MediaGuidance Regarding 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

May 17, 2018

The National Association of School Psychologists 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, which is being 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.

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Who Are School Psychologists?
Learn more about school psychologists' role, expertise, and services.

NASP Practice Model
NASP's model for implementation of school psychological services to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.

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NASP's public policy and advocacy blog.

Position Statements
Position statements and resolutions representing the official policy of NASP.

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
Improper media coverage of crises can also cause real harm to children.