School psychologists can provide expertise on issues facing schools and students such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, school safety and crisis prevention, and more. Members of the media should contact Katherine Cowan at 301-347-1665.
May 18, 2018
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) joins the nation in shock and grief over the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. There have been 22 school shootings in 2018. This reality in our country is totally unacceptable. Out of all developed countries, the United States is the only nation that continues to experience gun violence on a daily and pervasive basis.
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.
May 9, 2018
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathleen Minke, PhD, NCSP, as its 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. She will be replacing outgoing executive director Susan Gorin, who is retiring after 25 years in the position.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathleen Minke, PhD, NCSP, as its new executive director, starting July 1, 2018.
The National Association of School Psychologists applauds Congress for introducing an omnibus spending bill that provides meaningful investments to help schools meet the needs of all students.
NASP strongly opposes arming teachers as a strategy for preventing gun violence on school grounds. NASP joins virtually every other organization representing school and safety professionals in recognizing that arming school staff is wrong.
School Psychology in the News
NASP member Jessica Skalaand is featured in this story on the acute shortage of school psychologists to provide mental health services and the effects on students in crisis. … more
Munhill, PA - Benjamin Fernandez, cochair of NASP's School Safety and Crisis Response Committee, discusses the need to balance security measures with school climate. … more
Baltimore, MD - In this special newsletter issue, the Baltimore City Association of School Psychologists highlights the many positive ways its members helped Baltimore students to channel their emotions and feelings during the recent period of instability, trepidation, and unease. … more
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