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NASP Applauds Announcement of White House Office to Prevent Gun Violence

NASP applauds today's announcement that the White House will create an office for gun violence prevention. For years, NASP and its members have called for government action to address the horrific and preventable violence that has plagued our country and taken the lives of students and school personnel from Newtown, CT; Parkland, FL; Uvalde, TX; and so many other communities across the United States.

Sptember 22, 2023

Press Releases

  • NASP’s Executive Director, Kathleen Minke, Announces Retirement

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) announced today that Kathleen Minke will step down from her position as Executive Director once a successor has joined the association. A search committee has been established to identify NASP’s next Executive Director, in partnership with the executive search firm Vetted Solutions.

  • NASP Opposes Drastic Cuts in House FY24 Education Spending Bill

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is appalled by the proposed cuts to education funding in the House Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee’s FY24 Appropriations bill.

  • NASP Offers Resources Related to the One-Year Anniversary of the Uvalde Tragedy

    The anniversary of an act of mass violence, like the shootings at Uvalde Elementary School a year ago, can be both a painful reminder of the horror and heartbreak experienced by the community and a time to spotlight the resilience and steps toward recovery of those directly affected. NASP offers guidance for educators on navigating anniversaries of traumatic events and three additional considerations.

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School Psychology in the News

  • NASP Director of Policy Discusses Students' Mental Health on C-SPAN

    NASP's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, discussed on CSPAN’s Washington Monthly program the role of schools in providing mental health support to students. She shares the importance of mental health on school performance, how supporting the whole student allows them to thrive in school, at home, and in life, and the role of schools psychologists and other school-employed mental health professionals providing these services. … more

  • Washington to Washington - Kids, the Pandemic and Mental Health

    NASP Executive Director Kathleen Minke appears on Washington to Washington to discuss how the shortages of school psychologists affects the support students are able to receive and how the Safer Communities Act, which NASP supported in Congress, will fund increased mental health services in schools. … more

  • What Are Maryland Schools Doing To Prevent Gun Violence?

    NASP member Christina Conolly joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss violence prevention in Montgomery (MD) County Public Schools. … more

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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.