Professional Resources

Self-Care is a Privilege:

Self-Care: A Privilege and Responsibility

-Dr. Kelly-Vance, NASP President (2018-2019) 

Professional Self-Care Resources "in-action" for Social Justice:

  • NASP Social Justice Resource Center

    • Include social justice in your consultation at the micro- and macro-levels.​

    • Understand race and privilege in the context of schools.

    • Develop PD around social justice issues, including racism and bias.

    • Utilize NASP Social Justice lesson plans to promote supportive, safe environments at school.

  • Lead a Book Club with such books as "White Fragility" or "Unequal City" (click here for a discussion guide for reading White Fragility, and click here for NASP book club guidance for Unequal City.)​

  • Foster belongingness and mattering with all students, especially students of color;  Let students know you're rooting for them.

  • Promote "Bandwidth Recovery" for students of color by building student self-efficacy, promoting student growth mindset, asking student input for their values and beliefs, and consider promoting standards-based grading to help promote equity.

  • Explore various ways to engage with anti-racism resources from this Google Doc (specifically curated for white people and parents).

  • Managing burnout during anti-racist change work article

  • Check-in with colleagues and friends of color (here's why)

  • To connect with colleagues on social justice issues, check out the NASP Social Justice Committee.

  • Utilize NASP Resources to support LGBTQI2-S youth

    • Create organizations to support LGBTQ youth​.

    • Promote Gender-Inclusive Schools that promote belongingness for transgender and gender-diverse students.

  • Support Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Displaced Students (NASP resources, click here.)