Diversity & Social Justice

NASP is committed to ensuring that all children receive an appropriate public education, irrespective of race, culture and background, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or educational need.

NASP Membership Demographics: Data as of September 2023 
NASP is collecting member demographics to better assess the diversity of the profession. View the current data as of September 2023. As this represents only 40% of our membership, this should not be interpreted as the actual ratio of NASP members in each demographic category.
  • Social Justice

    NASP has developed and identified resources to help schools and families engage in constructive dialogue and action regarding social justice that affect children's learning and well-being, including issues of poverty, race, privilege, violence, and economic isolation. … more

  • Cultural Competence

    NASP promotes cultural responsiveness in every area of school psychological service delivery. … more

  • LGBTQ Youth

    NASP offers a variety of resources about the needs of LGBTQ youth and ways to make schools affirmative and safe environments. … more

  • Disproportionality

    Disproportionality refers to a group’s representation in a particular category that exceeds expectations for that group, or differs substantially from the representation of others in that category. … more

Diverse Populations

Our nation's schools and individual classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and are comprised of all types of students, including English language learners, Indigenous children and youth, and students with disabilities.

NASP is committed to advancing policies and practices that meet the needs of all students.


resolution iconResolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools (PDF)

This resolution from the American Psychological Association (APA) and NASP calls for actions to increase safe and supportive school policies and programs for sexual orientation and gender identity minority children and youth.