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NASP Applauds Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

The National Association of School Psychologists applauds the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which represents a critical breakthrough in efforts to prevent gun violence in this country. The small but significant improvements to existing gun laws, combined with critical funding to support increased access to mental health services and violence prevention initiatives will save lives. We commend the Senators and Representatives who worked to craft and pass this bipartisan package, and look forward to President Biden signing the bill into law.

June 24, 2022

Press Releases

  • NASP Adopts Resolution Regarding Policing in Schools

    NASP has adopted the “Resolution on Policing in Schools.” This resolution is the result of 2 years of research analysis, input from NASP members and other groups with diverse perspectives, and careful deliberation among NASP’s governance groups. The purpose of this resolution is to more clearly communicate NASP’s official policies, consistent with the research and with our ethical obligations to advocate for social justice and equity as part of our school safety expertise.

  • NASP Calls on Congress to Pass Gun Safety Legislation

    In an open letter to Congress, published in USA Today, NASP calls on legislators to pass gun safety laws. We stand together with our partners as educators, principals, school staff, parents, health professionals, and professional associations to say, “No more!” The answer is to pass legislation now to promote gun safety and increase rigorous research on gun violence.

  • NASP Urges Support for Psychological Safety in Schools, Calls for Action to Reduce Gun Violence

    National Association of School Psychologists joins millions of others around the world in expressing our profound grief and anger that, yet again, we are responding to another senseless school shooting.

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Media Resources

Who Are School Psychologists?
Learn more about school psychologists' role, expertise, and services.

NASP Practice Model
NASP's model for implementation of school psychological services to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.

Policy Matters
NASP's public policy and advocacy blog.

Position Statements
Position statements and resolutions representing the official policy of NASP.

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
Improper media coverage of crises can also cause real harm to children.