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.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is deeply concerned by a reported proposal by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to allow schools to use federal Title IV-Part A funds to purchase firearms.
NASP Leader Addresses the Effect of Media Coverage on School Violence at Federal Safety Commission Meeting
National Association of School Psychologists leader and school safety expert Ben Fernandez testified before the Federal Safety to Commission today regarding the impact of media coverage of school violence, particularly mass shootings.
Reston, VA-The author organizations of the Framework for Safe and Successful Schools have released a series of new resources as supplements to the Framework. The resources are intended to advance the adoption of the Framework in states and districts across the country and to aid the Federal Commission on School Safety in accelerating its work.
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
Improper media coverage of crises can also cause real harm to children.