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  • Advocacy in Action at the 2018 Convention

    NASP recently wrapped up another successful annual convention in Chicago, Illinois. This was NASP's best attended convention with over 6,500 school psychologists gathered to engage in professional development, networking and advocating for some of the many issues that concern school psychologists. ...

  • Advocacy in Action, With Feather Boas!

    School psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for the development and expression of their personal identity in a school climate that is safe, accepting, and respectful of all persons and free from discrimination, harassment, violence, and abuse. C ...

  • Advocacy, Leadership and Legislation... "Are we there yet?"

    In reflecting on this past year, I can't help but think of the importance of our work as school psychologists with crisis management and our role in advocacy and wonder, "are we there yet?" ...

  • Advocating for School Mental Health Services within State Policy

    Many states do not have enough mental health providers to meet the demand of student mental health concerns within schools. The reasons are plentiful, but often include a lack of awareness about the need for mental health concerns, diminished school funding to provide mental health services, or an i ...

  • Arming School Psychologists

    All of my training on systems prevention and response had not prepared me for the harsh reality of seeing the physical and psychological devistation that violence can bring to a community. I decided then and there that, though I couldn't change the landscape of this situation, I was left with only o ...

  • Best Practices: Foundations

    Fourth in the new Best Practices series, this book covers the basics of school psychology, addressing diversity, research and program evaluation, and legal/ethical/professional practices. This staple resource guides you to: Develop multicultural competence in services for children and families Crea ...

  • Congress Poised to Provide Increased Investments in Education, Mental Health, and School Safety

    On Tuesday, September 18th, the Senate passed legislation that provides funding for FY2019 for the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services and Education. It is widely expected that the House will follow suit when they return next week. Key highlights from the spending bill are desc ...

  • Reflections From the "Easing Back-to-School Anxiety and Stress Twitter Chat"

    Transitioning back to school from summer vacation can be difficult for any child. However, for children and youth with learning difficulties, this transition can create significant stress and anxiety. ...

  • Federal Legislation to Address the Critical Shortage of School Psychologists

    This week, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida spoke on the floor of the United States Senate about the importance of school psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers in improving student mental health and creating safe schools. ...

  • Graduate Students Serving as a Bridge in the Research-to-Practice Gap

    A common experience among first year graduate students is the realization that the practices utilized in our education system are often discrepant from what is considered best practice. ...

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