Advocacy means to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something (Cambridge Dictionary, 2015). Advocating for issues and practices that support student learning and the profession of school psychology is the responsibility of all school psychologists, including IASP and its leadership. Engaging in advocacy takes many forms – from simply sharing information with school administrators to involvement in the legislative process – and occurs at the local, state, and national level.
Advocating for educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth is a key part of IASP’s mission. Our Advocacy and Collaboration Committee is working to fulfill that mission through a variety of activities, including ensuring that IASP has an active presence at the State House and collaborating with other professionals and key stakeholders. Explore these pages to learn more about IASP’s collaborative partnerships and legislative advocacy.
NASP Public Policy Institute