School psychologists can provide expertise on issues facing schools and students such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, school safety and crisis prevention, and more. Members of the media should contact Katherine Cowan at 301-347-1665.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) asserts that all students have the right to a safe and affirming educational environment. This includes the freedom to express identities, the availability of robust mental and behavioral health services and social–emotional learning (SEL) programming, and access to a well-rounded, uncensored public education curriculum that includes positive representation of minoritized populations and inclusive sexuality education.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to see that President Biden’s proposed FY2023 budget seeks to build upon federal investments enacted by Congress in the FY2022 appropriations bill. The President’s FY2023 proposal represents a 15% increase in education investments over FY2022 and includes key investments to both improve our mental and behavioral health infrastructure and bolster both Title 1 and IDEA. These investments would advance equity in our schools and communities, begin to remedy disparities in access to comprehensive mental and behavioral health care, and help ensure that every child has access to a robust public education. We join the President in calling on Congress to fully support these investments, including finally meeting their commitment to provide 40% of the additional cost needed to support students with disabilities.
NASP applauds the passage of the FY22 federal Omnibus appropriations legislation, which includes historic investments in education, including the largest increase for Title I in over a decade. This legislation makes remarkable strides toward equitably funding our public school system, providing significant mental and behavioral health supports to children and youth, and ensuring schools provide safe and supportive environments for all students.
Public Comments and Testimony
School Psychology in the News
NASP member Christina Conolly joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss violence prevention in Montgomery (MD) County Public Schools. … more
NASP member Angela Mann discusses her work on an ACLU study that discusses mental health statues of America's students. … more
NASP Executive Director Kathy Minke joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss how parents can do to help kids navigate the new school year, whether they are entering preschool or high school. … more
Who Are School Psychologists?
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NASP Practice Model
NASP's model for implementation of school psychological services to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.
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Position statements and resolutions representing the official policy of NASP.
Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
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