The NASP Delegate is nominated from the NASP membership in Florida and is elected by NASP members from Florida.
Hello fellow Florida school psychologists! I am Florida’s NASP Delegate and my three-year term started on July 1st, 2021. I am excited to represent you at NASP! We are in a pivotal time and more than ever, school psychological services are needed to address the educational and mental health needs of Florida’s children. The critical shortages and the expansion of our roles will continue to be a challenge. I am confident that together, we can build capacity and address the educational inequities of our communities.
As Florida’s NASP Delegate, I serve as liaison on the FASP Executive Board. I will work with the FASP leadership so that communication between NASP and FASP is fluid and timely. NASP is working diligently to effectively address all of the needs of the profession and the families we serve. We will keep you informed and continue to provide resources that you can use for advocacy and in your practice.Here are some important resources:
The NASP 2020 Professional Standards consist of four separate, yet integrated documents. They serve as a foundational guide for professional practice and ethical decision-making.
NASP works on legislative efforts with FASP, other organizations, and individual advocates like you to support school psychologists and our communities. Grassroots participation in advocacy is crucial to the advancement of the profession and increased access to comprehensive services. NASP has numerous resources to help you advocate for children and youth in your schools and communities.https://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy
NASP provides school psychologists and the public with information, guidelines, and resources to help support the learning and well-being of students, their families and others in the school community during the COVID-19 crisis.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/covid-19-resource-center
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.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/diversity-and-social-justice
NASP is committed to providing resources so school psychologists and the public have the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges. If ignored, mental health problems can interfere with children’s learning, development, relationships, and physical health.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/mental-health
NASP offers resources to the public in order to support schools’ efforts to promote school safety and the ability of children and youth to cope with crisis events. Topics include systems-level prevention, school violence, mental health, natural disasters, health, and others.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis
NASP has translated school safety and crisis resources into various languages.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/translated-safety-and-crisis-resources
NASP offers books, podcasts, periodicals, handouts, journals, and other resources to support the work of school psychologists and their communities and improve outcomes for children and families.https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications
NASP provides resources and handouts for you to distribute to parents and educators on various topics such as back-to-school-transitions, mental health, special education, ADHD, as well as position statements and resolutions, which represent the official policy of NASP.https://www.nasponline.org/about-school-psychology/families-and-educators
The PREPaRE curriculum was developed by NASP for schools committed to improving school safety, crisis management plans and emergency response.https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development/prepare-training-curriculum
During the week of November 8-12, 2021, schools throughout the United States will celebrate National School Psychology Week to highlight the important work that school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. School psychologists should start planning efforts early for maximum impact. NASP provides a theme, posters, social media flyers, and other resources to help you highlight this week.https://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy/national-school-psychology-week-(nspw)