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Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services

NASP Policy

Prevention and Intervention Research in Schools
This position statement recognizes the need for research and evidence-based prevention and intervention practices to address student learning, social–emotional development, behavioral performance, instructional methodology, school practices, classroom management, and other areas salient to school-based services and improving student outcomes.

Appropriate Behavioral, Social and Emotional Supports to Meet the Needs of All Students
This position statement reinforces NASP's support for multi-tiered problem solving strategies in meeting the behavioral, social, emotional and academic needs of all students.

Appropriate Academic Supports to Meet the Needs of All Students
As outlined in this position statement, NASP endorses a comprehensive model of support for students with learning problems wherein academic instruction is linked to the needs of the student and does not require assigning students to categorical special education groups.

NASP Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services: NASP Practice Model Overview
This is the NASP Practice Model brochure that summarizes the domains of practice and key messages related to the model.

School Psychologists: Improving Student and School Outcomes
NASP policy statement on school psychologists' role in improving student outcomes. This document cross references NASP policy, standards for practice, and research outcomes


NASP Practice Model: Examples from the Field: Domain 6
This article is one in a series entitled, "NASP Practice Model: Examples From the Field," which highlights various domains within the Practice Model and, through interviews with practicing school psychologists, illustrates how the domains are effectively applied in everyday professional activities.

Now That the School Year is Over, How Do I Get Started with Prevention?
This Communiqué article will review the resources and materials created by the NASP Prevention Task Force and provide a step-by-step guide to improving the capacity for prevention activity at your school.

Suicide Prevention and Intervention
This Principal Leadership article discusses strategies that schools can use to prevent suicide and respond to a student suicide.

Suicide Prevention Programs in the Schools: A Review and Public Health Perspective
This School Psychology Review article provides a comprehensive review of school-based suicide prevention programs from a public health perspective.

Special Series: School Based Suicide Prevention: Research Advances and Practice Implications
The purpose of this School Psychology Review special series is to review issues surrounding youth suicide including demographics, warning signs, prevention and intervention programming.

Assessing School Risk and Protective Factors
Population-based assessment provides a framework for revealing the multiple, complex, and intersecting factors that influence children's development and can provide a foundation for developing valuable interventions in schools. This book chapter highlights some key issues in the assessment of risk and resilience from a population-based perspective, and reviews specific assessment strategies and tools for school-based practice.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention
This Principal Leadership article explores the problem of bullying and harassment in schools and offers practical suggestions for prevention and intervention.

Hidden Forms of Victimization in Elementary Students Involved in Bullying
This school psychology Review article examined how bullies and victims of bullying are at risk for other types of victimization in schools and the community.

Special Series: Interventions for Relational Aggression: Innovative Programming and Next Steps in Research and Practice
This School Psychology Review Special Series contains a variety of article examining relational aggression and best practices for prevention and intervention.

Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday
This School Psychology Review article reviews and evaluation of the PRAISE (Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday) program.

Bullying of Sexually Diverse Children and Adolescents
This article discusses the problem of bullying sexual minority youth and discusses how school psychologists can best intervene to prevent this bullying and protect victims.

Relational Aggression in Children and Adolescents: An Overview of the Literature for School Psychologists

School Psychologists' Contributions to Creating Safe Schools for GLBTQ Youth
This Communiqué article discusses concrete strategies for how school psychology graduate students and practitioners can help create safe schools for sexual minority youth.

Cyberbullying: What It Is and What We Can Do About It
This Communiqué article discusses the emergence of cyberbullying and how it now represents one way that young people can misuse or abuse computerized technology to inflict harm on others.

Obesity Prevention in Children: Strategies for Parents and School Personnel
This Communiqué article discusses the health and mental health problems associated with obesity and how school psychologists can help address this problem in schools.

Resiliency: Strategies for Parents and Educators
This article discusses the characteristics of resilient students and how parents and educators can recognize and strengthen these qualities in all youth.

Schoolwide Methods for Fostering Resiliency
This Principal Leadership article examines the characteristics of resilient youth and explores programs and strategies that build these characteristics in others.

Building Resilient Youth: The Penn Resiliency Program
This Communiqué article describe the risk factors and protective factors associated with resilience; address the need for enhancing resilience in youth; describe the protective factors that our school-based intervention, the Penn Resiliency Program (PRP), targets; and review the evidence of PRP's effectiveness in preventing depression, anxiety, and externalizing behavior in youth.

Mini Series: Resiliency Applied: The Promise and Pitfalls of School Based Resilience Programs
This School Psychology Review mini-series explores the research behind resiliency and the implementation of school based resiliency programs.

Interventions to Enhance Resilience for Children at Risk for Disruptive Behavior Disorders
This Communiqué article presents a review of research on interventions to increase resiliency among students at risk for disruptive behavior disorders.

Crisis Management in the Schools
This Communiqué article summarizes a national survey of more than 200 school psychologists investigating the role that school psychologists play in crisis response.

Developing and Strengthening School-Based Crisis Response Teams
This School Psychology Forum article reviews existing information regarding school-based crisis response teams. More specifically, this article (a) summarizes key points for school crisis teams, (b) identifies roles and responsibilities of the school psychologist as a member of the crisis team, and (c) provides suggestions for strengthening existing plans and teams.

School Crisis Plans and Sensitivity to Diversity: Who are we Planning For?
This Communiqué article discusses the importance of understanding the cultural traditions and diversity of your audience is when responding to a crisis.

Safe Schools Assessment and Resource Bank: A Research Based System to Monitor and Enhance School Climate and Safety
This Communiqué article reviews how the Safe Schools Assessment and Resource Bank (SSARB), provides a thorough understanding of a school's climate from multiple sources of data and ultimately contributes to the effective development of universal and targeted interventions.

Webinars, Workshops and Trainings

ponding to Self Injuries Students: Prevention and Intervention Strategies (Advanced) [Audio & PPT]
This NASP Online Learning Center workshop will provide information self injury in youth and some practical experience and strategies in responding to referrals of students engaging in the spectrum of self-injurious behaviors.

Trainer Renewal Webinar: PREPaRE Workshop I—Crisis Prevention and Preparedness, 2nd edition.
This NASP Online Learning Center workshop is for Trainers of PREPaRE Worshop I that need to update their training for the 2nd edition.

Best Practices in School Violence Prevention. Presented by Jim Larson.
This Best Practices V online learning module will help school psychologists recognize the importance that a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment plays in the educational process. In this Chapter, strategies for school psychologists and other educators develop comprehensive, evidence-supported approaches to school violence prevention will be discussed.

Best Practices for School Psychologists as Members of Crisis Teams: The PREPaRE Model. Presented by S. Brock, A. Nickerson, M. Reeves, and S. Jimmerson
This Best Practice V online learning module provides an overview of school crisis response including school psychologist fits into the larger school crisis team and thorough discussion of the elements of the PREPaRE model.

NASP Books and Publications

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

School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model

Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Edited by Stephen Brock, Philip Lazarus, and Shane Jimmerson

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