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A nationwide network of pupil services professionals is at your disposal

NAPSA provides each member with a network of fellow professionals who assist one another with the tasks of daily work at a local level, while also representing student services initiatives at a national level. NAPSA members enjoy the unique benefit of being part of a progressive national organization advocating and promoting the implementation of integrated, multidisciplinary student support services. The NAPSA email network enables members to share information or seek assistance with others who walk in their professional shoes.

Likewise, the NAPSA membership directory provides access to hundreds of colleagues within their own state, region, or hundreds of miles away.

Resources! Resources! Resources!

As a member of NAPSA, receive NAPSA News, a quarterly newsletter, featuring the latest developments within the association and news from the world of student services. In addition, the NAPSA TIDBITS provides electronic updates on legal issues and breaking news in education. You will also receive notification of regional and state professional development and employment opportunities, as well as conferences and access to research-based best practices across pupil services disciplines. You will also have access to articles, tools and resources in the “MEMBERS ONLY” section of the NAPSA website.

Professional development opportunities

NAPSA offers outstanding professional development opportunities, including a national conference that is just the right size. Participants don’t get lost in the shuffle of a huge conference and can truly benefit from the unique opportunity to collaborate in small groups on a personal level with some of the most influential educators in the world.

A strong national affiliate is important, especially now!

The NAPSA legislative agenda is shaped by recommendations, best professional practices, and policies for effectively addressing federal and state requirements that impact the administration of pupil services. The NAPSA Legislative Committee reviews, analyzes and adopts a position on legislative proposals or issues for formal disposition to become a unifying voice of advocacy regarding the delivery of pupil services. The NAPSA Legislative/ Policy Liaison articulates the views of NAPSA to legislators and other influential persons and organizations, providing assistance where appropriate through contact by phone, written correspondence, electronic communication and/ or personal contact to promote pupil services administrators in delivering quality education and services to students. In fact, NAPSA has maintained strong and effective relationships with many professional organizations and groups such as the IDEA Partnership (which includes over 50 national organizations), NASDSE and the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP) – formerly NAPSO – to implement and improve interactive and cross-stakeholder activities at the federal, state and local levels. NAPSA has supported the Reauthorization of ESEA; lobbied in support of school psychologists in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists; supported the Student Academic Achievement Act, which promotes positive behavioral supports, interventions, and early intervention services; supported legislation outlawing corporal punishment; supported the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Library Skills Act; supported increased student achievement through the Increased Student Support Act, which addresses the nation’s mental health crisis among youth; and actively opposed cuts to IDEA and other federally sponsored school programs as a result of sequestration.

Membership includes free liability insurance and other great opportunities!

Upon membership, NAPSA provides all members (except honorary and student) with a million dollar individual professional liability coverage.