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Domain 2: Consulation and Collaboration

NASP Policy

Home-School Collaboration: Establishing Partnerships to Enhance Educational Opportunities
This position statement details the importance and benefits of home-school collaboration.

Interagency Collaboration to Support the Mental Health Needs of Children and Families
This position statement details NASP's commitment to the development of partnerships between schools and other agencies to build coordinated, comprehensive systems to support the mental health needs of students.

Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach: Excellence in Education for the 21st Century
This policy document outlines NASP's educational reform priorities and acknowledges throughout the importance of school-family-community partnerships in the delivery of comprehensive and coordinated school psychological services.


Preventing School Problems & Promoting School Success through Family-School-Community Collaboration
This book chapter focuses on the role of collaboration in designing and implementing effective prevention programs. Critical components of effective collaboration are discussed.

Immigrant Parents and Home-School Collaboration: Strategies for Teachers
This article focuses on home-school communication strategies and addresses the involvement of immigrant parents in the schools.

Improving Home-School Collaboration with Disadvantaged Families: Organizational Principles, Perspectives, & Approaches
This article reviews the research regarding home-school collaboration with families who are socially or economically at-risk.

Teacher Consultation Research in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Congratulation or Consultation?
This is a commentary on teacher consultation research regarding students with ADHD.

Collaborating With Physicians: A Guide for School Leaders
This article provides guidance regarding collaborating with physicians including a case study example.

Collaborative Consultation: Developing Sensitive Suicide Prevention Programs in Native Communities
This article provides a description of and the need for suicide prevention programs sensitive to native people.

Collaborative Strategic Planning as Illustration of the Principles of Systems Change
This article describes a collaborative strategic planning model that can be used to implement and sustain system level change.

Partnering with Parents of Special Needs Students: Barriers to Collaboration
This article provides an overview of the ethical and legal responsibilities of including parents as important members of the problem solving team.

Steps for Creating a Professional Consortium
This article discusses strategies to successfully create a consortium of school psychologists between local school districts and universities.

Fidelity Measurement in Consultation: Psychometric Issues and Preliminary Examination
This article explores the issues surrounding assessment of fidelity of intervention implementation in consultative relationships.

School Psychology Review, Volume 29, #3: Mini-Series: Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Consultation in Schools
This mini-series contains a variety of articles that look into different issues and strategies related to multicultural consultation.

Culturally Competent Assessment and Consultation
This Principal Leadership article discusses the importance of culturally competent practice when assessing students and providing consultation and placement. These services are critical for improving outcomes, reducing achievement gaps, and preventing disproportionate representation of minority students in special education.

Treatment Implementation Following Behavioral Consultation in Schools: A Comparison of Three Follow Up Strategies
This research study examined teachers' implementation of treatment plans following consultation. Implications of the research findings for consultation and intervention are discussed.

Webinars, Workshops and Trainings

NASP Dialogues: Home-School Collaboration
This podcast presents a discussion between Sandy Christensen, Sue Sheridan, and Amy Reschly regarding factors that facilitate student engagement and positive outcomes for children and youth.

Successful Partnerships for School Psychologists and Administrators: RTI Implementation (Podcast)
This is a podcast regarding the importance of ongoing communication between school psychologists and administrators in the midst of systems change.

Best Practices in Establishing Effective Helping Relationships
This Best Practices V online learning module examines how school psychologists can use evidence about helping relationships to improve outcomes for children and adolescents

Effective Collaboration with Parents to Develop Individualized Positive Behavior Support (IPBS)
This 2011 NASP Convention session examines the role of parent participation in the development and implementation of IPBS.

Best Practices in Collaborating With Medical Personnel
This Best Practices V chapter provides an assessment tool for collaborating with medical personnel.

Best Practices in Data Analysis Teaming
This Best Practices V chapter delineates specific Tier 1 procedures for operating problem solving data analysis teams, including membership, types of data to review, the data-analysis process, and steps for intervention planning

Best Practices in the Use of Resource Teams to Enhance Learning Supports
This Best Practices V chapter reviews resources related to systems change to effectively address barriers to learning.

NASP Books and Publications

Transforming School Mental Health Services: Population-based Approaches to Promoting the Competency and Wellness of Children
By Beth Doll and Jack Cummings

Best Practices in School Psychology V
By Alex Thomas and Jeff Grimes

Helping Children at Home and School III: Handouts for Families and Educators
By Andrea S. Canter, Leslie Z. Paige, and Steven Shaw