Research & Policy
Public Policy Institute (PPI) / Advocacy Academy
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.
NASP Policy Platform
This 2019-2020 Public Policy and Legislative Platform represents overarching policy goals and recommendations that support the mission and vision of NASP, promote the guiding principles articulated in Ready to Learn, Empowered to Teach and NASP Position Statements, and help advance the NASP Key Initiatives. The platform also includes specific legislative and/or regulatory goals for the first session of the 116th Congress.
Read research summaries on the impact of school psychological services. … more
Read handouts from NASP Congressional Briefings. … more
Read research summaries and fact sheets on childrens' mental health. … more