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A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools

The author organizations and cosigners of A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools pdf represent the educators and community partners who work day in and day out to keep our children safe, ensure their well-being, and promote learning. The partnership between our organizations seeks to reinforce the interdisciplinary, collaborative, and cohesive approach that is required to create and sustain genuinely safe, supportive schools that meet the needs of the whole child.

Our joint statement outlines evidence-based policies and practices for improving school safety and increasing access to mental health supports for children and youth. Efforts to improve school climate, safety, and learning are not separate endeavors and must be designed, funded, and implemented as a comprehensive school-wide approach. We urge policy leaders to support this guidance to shape meaningful policies that will genuinely equip America’s schools to educate and safeguard our children over the long term.

A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools pdf

Framework Press Release pdf

NASP Contacts

Author Organizations

Endorsing Organizations

National Organizations

  • Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
  • American Association of School Administrators
  • American Camp Association, Inc.
  • American Council for School Social Work
  • American Dance Therapy Association
  • American School Health Association
  • Born This Way Foundation
  • Character Education Partnership
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Coalition for Community Schools
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
  • Committee for Children
  • Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Division-16, American Psychological Association
  • Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
  • High Scope Educational Research Foundation
  • International School Psychology Association
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • Mental Health America
  • Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of State Directors of Special Education
  • National Center for School Engagement
  • National Education Association
  • National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
  • National Network of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety
  • Pride Surveys
  • Safe and Civil Schools
  • The Trevor Project
  • Trainers of School Psychologists

State Associations

  • Alabama School Counselor Association
  • Alaska School Counselor Association
  • Arizona School Counselors Association
  • Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania
  • California Association of School Counselors
  • California Association of School Social Workers
  • Colorado School Counselor Association
  • Colorado Society of School Psychologists
  • Connecticut Association of School Psychologists
  • Connecticut School Counselor Association
  • Delaware Association of School Psychologists
  • Florida Association of School Social Workers
  • Florida School Counselor Association
  • Georgia Association of School Social Workers
  • Georgia Association of School Psychologists
  • Georgia School Counselors Association
  • Hawaii School Counselor Association
  • Idaho School Counselor Association
  • Idaho School Psychology Association
  • Illinois Association of School Social Workers
  • Illinois School Counselor Association
  • Illinois School Psychologists Association
  • Indiana Association of School Psychologists
  • Indiana School Counselor Association
  • Iowa School Counselor Association
  • Kentucky Association of Psychology in the Schools
  • Maine Association of School Psychology
  • Maine Counseling Association
  • Maine School Counselor Association
  • Maryland School Counselor Association
  • Massachusetts School Psychologist association
  • Massachusetts School Counselors Association
  • Michigan School Counselor Association
  • Minnesota School Counselors Association
  • Minnesota School Psychologists Association
  • Missouri Association of School Psychologists
  • Missouri School Counselor Association
  • Montana School Counselor Association
  • Nebraska School Psychology Association
  • New Jersey Association of School Social Workers
  • New Jersey School Counselor Association
  • New Mexico School Counselor Association
  • New York Association of School Psychologists
  • New York State School Counselor Association
  • North Dakota School Counselor Association
  • Ohio School Psychologist Association
  • Oklahoma School Counselors Association
  • Oregon School Psychologists Association
  • Pennsylvania School Counselors Association
  • Rhode Island School Counselor Association
  • School Social Work Association of Arizona
  • School Social Workers Association of Missouri
  • School Social Workers in Arkansas
  • School Social Workers in Maryland.
  • South Carolina Association of School Psychologists
  • South Carolina Association of School Social Workers
  • South Carolina School Counselor Association
  • South Dakota School Counselor Association
  • Tennessee School Counselor Association
  • Utah School Counselor Association
  • Vermont Association of School Psychologist
  • Virginia Academy of School Psychology
  • Virginia Association of Visiting Teachers/School Social Worker
  • Virginia School Counselor Association
  • Wisconsin School Counselor Association
  • Wisconsin School Social Workers Association

Endorsing Individuals

  • Howard Adelman, PhD
  • George Bear, PhD
  • Dewey Cornell, PhD
  • Maurice Elias, PhD
  • Dorothy Espelage, PhD
  • Michael Furlong, PhD, NCSP
  • Shane Jimerson, PhD, NCSP
  • Amanda B. Nickerson, PhD
  • David Osher, PhD
  • William Pfohl, PhD, NCSP
  • Sue Swearer, PhD