Position statements and resolutions represent the official policy of NASP and are approved by the NASP Leadership Assembly. Position statements are reviewed and revised every 7 years.
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Given the increasing diversity of the nation’s public schools, NASP recognizes the critical importance of establishing best practices in the provision of school psychology services when working with English language learners. … more
NASP believes that school psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to learn and develop in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, aggression, violence, and abuse. … more
For children experiencing academic, emotional, or behavioral difficulties, neither repeating the same instruction nor promoting the student to the next grade is an effective remedy. … more
School Psychologists: Qualified Health Professionals Providing Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Services
School psychologists are uniquely positioned in schools to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention. … more
This resolution reaffirms that NASP is a nonpartisan organization with a commitment to advocating for the rights, well-being, and educational and mental health needs of all students. … more
This resolution from the American Psychological Association (APA) and NASP calls for actions to increase safe and supportive school policies and programs for sexual orientation and gender identity minority children and youth. … more
Resources for the APA/NASP Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools
There have been significant changes in societal attitudes in recent years, but also a lack of improvement in fundamental ways that institutions support these youth. Resources include definitions, web resources, and background information for the resolution. … more
This resolution affirms NASP's committment to supporting school psychologists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school mental and behavioral health services. … more