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.
May 23, 2017
NASP joins with other education and children’s advocacy organizations in expressing deep concern regarding President Trump’s proposed budget for FY18 in terms of its impact on children’s learning and well-being. NASP strongly supports a robust public school system that upholds the rights, well-being, and educational and mental health needs of all students in every community.
May 23, 2017
As the news of the events in Manchester, England unfolds, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) would like to express our sadness and shock at the horrific act of terrorism at the Ariana Grande concert. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
As the news of the events in Manchester, England unfolds, NASP would like to express our sadness and shock at the horrific act of terrorism at the Ariana Grande concert. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
NASP Adopts Resolution Affirming Commitment to High-Quality Public Education for All Children and Youth
As part of NASP’s effort to ensure effective implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, NASP has adopted the "Resolution Affirming Commitment to High-Quality Public Education for All Children and Youth."
NASP Strongly Disagrees With the Trump Administration’s Decision to Rescind Federal Guidance Related to Civil Rights Protections for Transgender Students
As stated in our official position statement on "Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students" (2014): "[NASP] supports efforts to ensure schools are safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, family members, and school staff, including those who are transgender or gender diverse."
School Psychology in the News
NASP member Jessica Skalaand is featured in this story on the acute shortage of school psychologists to provide mental health services and the effects on students in crisis. … more
Munhill, PA - Benjamin Fernandez, cochair of NASP's School Safety and Crisis Response Committee, discusses the need to balance security measures with school climate. … more
Baltimore, MD - In this special newsletter issue, the Baltimore City Association of School Psychologists highlights the many positive ways its members helped Baltimore students to channel their emotions and feelings during the recent period of instability, trepidation, and unease. … more
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Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
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