Capitol Hill Day 2021

The PPI experience culminates with a trip to the U.S. Capitol where participants get a hands-on look at how to apply grassroots advocacy strategies to the federal legislative process. The Capitol Hill Day begins with participants hearing from a panel of legislative staff about how they made their personal journies to Capitol Hill and the lessons they have learned about effective advocacy along the way. Participants will then have the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and/or staff to share their stories about their work in schools and advocate for policies and practices critical to school psychology and school mental health. Many participants also will take time to explore the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, take tours of the buildings, and watch Congress in action. 


NASP Policy Platform   
This 2019-2020 Public Policy and Legislative Platform represents overarching policy goals andrecommendations 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 thefirst session of the 116th Congress.

Addressing Shortages in School Psychology Resource Guide (PDF)
A summary of resources and recommendations on how you can improve the shortage issue in your community. 

Shortages Infographic (.png)
This infographic explains how shortages in school psychology affect the availability of mental health resources in schools. 

Title IV Funding Infographic (.png)
This infographic explains why fully finding Title IV- Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant is important to school psychologists and will be included in the packets you leave behind after your meeting.

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Rebecca Murdoch
Manager of Policy and Advocacy