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MediaNASP Calls for Immediate Improvement in the Conditions and Care Provided Children in U.S. Custody; Endorses Open School Psychology Letter

June 25, 2019

NASP joins with school psychologists across the country in calling upon the Trump Administration and Congress to ensure the ethical, humane, and healthy treatment of children and their families who are in the custody of the United States government. Reports of children in U.S. detention centers being held in unsafe conditions that lack basic physical necessities, fail to provide proper adult care, inflict unnecessarily cruel punishment, and risk causing trauma are appalling.

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Public Comments and Testimony

  • Letter in Support of HR 5 - Equality Act

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I write to urge your support and a “yes” vote on the Equality Act (H.R. 5). NASP represents 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and communities to ensure students have the necessary supports needed to thrive at school, at home, and in life. We serve all students who are present in our nation’s schools. … more

  • Letter on FY2020 HHS-Labor Appropriations on April 26, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I urge you to include funding for the critical programs outlined in this letter as you consider federal appropriations for departments and agencies under the jurisdiction of your subcommittee for FY2020. … more

  • Letter on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on April 3, 2019

    On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), thank you for the opportunity to submit comments to be considered during the House Education and Labor Committee’s work on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. … more

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Who Are School Psychologists?
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Position Statements
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Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
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