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NASP’s Commitment to Culturally Competent Practice

As America's schools become increasingly diverse, NASP reaffirms its commitment to promote inclusive educational environments that respect and respond to differences in race, culture, ethnicity, and language. Through partnerships, recruitment efforts, bilingual publications, training, online resources, and advocacy, NASP promotes cultural competence in every area of school psychological service delivery. Culturally competent practice benefits children in many ways. In addition to improved cross-cultural communication, school psychologists who are culturally competent ensure that consultation, intervention, and assessments are appropriately designed to meet student, staff, and parental needs. NASP's Culturally Competent Practice website was developed as a collection of resources to assist school psychologists, educators and parents in their efforts to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

NASP’s Mission Statement

NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve student's learning, behavior, and mental health.

Diversity is a core value in NASP’s Strategic Plan.