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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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.