Position statements and resolutions represent the official policy of NASP and are approved by the NASP Leadership Assembly.
As federal, local, and state governments work to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, NASP reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that all students have access to a high-quality, public education that provides them with the comprehensive skills necessary to be successful in school, at home, and throughout life. … 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 affirms NASP's committment to supporting school psychologists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school mental and behavioral health services. … 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
Mental and Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents
NASP advocates for the provision of coordinated, comprehensive, culturally competent, and effective mental health services in the school setting.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning Youth
NASP supports that all youth have equal opportunities to benefit from educational and mental health services within schools regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
School Violence Prevention
NASP maintains that schools must implement purposeful, coordinated strategies that increase levels of safety and security that simultaneously promote student wellness and resilience.