Capitol Hill Day 2022

The Advocacy Academy experience culminates with a virtual trip to Capitol Hill so participants can begin to apply grassroots advocacy strategies to the federal legislative process.  Participants will 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 that increase equitable access to school mental health services.


2022 Capitol Hill Day Talking Points
These talking points focus exclusively on the shortages of school psychologists and possible legislative solutions. Advocay Academy participants are encouraged to rely on these talking points during their virtual Capitol Hill day. 

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.

Key Messages - Mental and Behavioral Health
Use these key messages to advocate for the mental and behavioral health role of a school psychologist at the local, state and national level. 

NASP White Paper - School Psychologists: Qualified Health Professionals Providing Child and Adolescent Mental and Behavioral Health Services
This white paper discusses school psychologists and their unique training to deliver high quality mental and behavioral health services. 

School-Based Mental Health Services: Improving Student Learning and Well-Being
This resource discusses the need and strategies to improve student learning and well-being.

School-Based Mental Health Services Promote Academic Success
This resource discusses why school-based mental health is important for students to be successful in school and life.

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Hill Day Tips


Maria Cornell
Manager of Policy and Advocacy