Research & Policy
Public Policy Institute (PPI)
NASP annually offers a federal public policy institute to build the knowledge and skills of school psychologists and state association leaders regarding legislative and grassroots advocacy.
NASP's Advocacy Team offers numerous resources and information about current public policy events and legislative priorities, specific advocacy action requests, information about how to contact your elected officials, and others to help you become an effective advocate for school psychology and the children and families we serve.
Many state and federal laws and regulations directly impact school psychologists and their role and function in schools. NASP carefully monitors state and federal legislation and offers support or voices opposition based on official NASP professional positions and policy platform. These positions are articulated by Position Statements, Resolutions, and White Papers that are approved by our Board of Directors and/or the Leadership Assembly.
Please use this resource to submit a comment to the American Psychological Association as it considers revisions to the Model Act for State Licensure of Psychologists ahead of the February 29, 2024 deadline on the necessary use of the title "school psychologist." Instructions and suggested messages are included. The voice of every school psychologist is critical!
Public Comments and Testimony
Testimony for the Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on Academic Freedom on September 19, 2023
NASP submitted written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education to shed light on the importance of academic freedom in K-12 schools and higher education, as well as how it is currently under attack. … more
NASP President Dr. Celeste Malone testified before the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce to shed light on the impact of gun violence on children and youth mental health. … more