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 Adopts Resolution Supporting Efforts to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Climate Change on Children and Youth
As part of the NASP commitment to ensure all children’s learning, mental health, and ability to thrive in school, at home, and throughout life, NASP has adopted the “Resolution to Support Efforts to Reduce the Harmful Effects of Climate Change on Children and Youth.”
NASP Condemns Violence Against AAPI Communities, Urges Schools to Reinforce Students’ Safety, Well-Being
Acts of violence against members of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities across the country—punctuated by yesterday’s shootings in Atlanta, GA—have escalated dramatically over the past year. Such violence is horrific and deeply troubling on many levels. Our deepest sympathies are with those affected by the trauma and loss.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is pleased to announce its highest awards for 2021. Julia E. Szarko, PhD, NCSP, is the 2021 School Psychologist of the Year, and Deborah Peek Crockett, PhD, NCSP, is the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. These individuals represent the best in school psychology and outstanding commitment to the profession and to improving the lives and learning of children and youth.
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
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Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
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