The Policy Playbook, completed and released in 2019, was created to provide tips, advice, and best practices on how to fulfill one of the most important aspects of being a school psychologist: advocacy. Our Association promotes both legislative and professional advocacy. This playbook is organized to provide examples of both, but information may be applicable across sections.
Information contained in the playbook can be used by state associations or individuals seeking to engage in advocacy at the local, state, or federal level. We urge you to consider the current context and climate of your community as you determine what actions to take to tackle the pressing issues facing your school communities.
NASP has a slew of leaders ready to help you and your Association reach its advocacy goals. The NASP Government and Professional Relations Committee works to provide assistance to states on advocacy and public policy activities (including grassroots and/or advanced advocacy training), professional development focused on educating school psychologists about key policy and advocacy initiatives, and much more.