The Importance of Advocacy

School psychologists have a critical role in communicating the importance of our national standards in improving outcomes for students, families, and schools, and in working towards their adoption. Consistent adoption of these standards across school districts and states helps promote a consistency of practice that ensures the public that students will have access to needed services wherever they live. School psychologists need to recognize that they have a personal and professional responsibility to advocate for themselves and their services with the same passion and strength of conviction that they advocate for the students and families that they serve. Doing so is good for kids, the profession, and you!