The Mental Health Focus Area supports ongoing efforts to address the mental health issues that students face. As the stigma surrounding mental health continues to dwindle, student affairs practitioners will continually be facing and adapting to new challenges. NASPA provides support for those individuals in the form of specialized conference experiences, Knowledge Communities, and extensive research on the subject.
This brief highlights the unique experiences of students with a history of foster care and the personal and social impacts of foster care on their education trajectories, as well as…Buy
Crisis, Compassion, and Resiliency in Student Affairs focuses on the personal lived experiences of student affairs professionals who frequently encounter crisis situations and disasters on college and university campuses. The…Buy
The Culture of Respect CORE Constructs Toolkit is a suite of six guides organized around the pillars of the CORE Blueprint to supplement its implementation. The guides include downloadable resources, tools,…Buy
The CPE Student Workbook is full of information and interactive exercises for each of the modules in the CPE Training Program. The activities are designed to reinforce learning and provide…Buy
Careers in Student Affairs provides a comprehensive look at being a higher education administrator. Integrating perspectives from both research and practical application, this reader-friendly book addresses contemporary issues in the…Buy
Using the CAS Professional Standards is a practical text designed to highlight multiple ways to apply the standards and guidelines published by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in…Buy
Gun violence – whether rampage shootings, homicides or suicides – is a potential reality all campuses have to face. This book provides leaders in higher education – and particularly those…Buy
This updated set of Professional Competency Areas is intended to define the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their area…Buy
Helping skills are an essential component of today’s student affairs practice. On a day-to-day basis, it is student affairs professionals who often work directly with students in need of mental…Buy
While campus health topics such as substance use, risky sexual behaviors, depression, and violence have captured the attention of student affairs professionals, there is another health issue that has received…Buy
The transition from graduate school to a full-time position in student affairs can be filled with both opportunities and challenges. In order to be successful, new professionals must understand the…Buy
Starting in late April, 2019, the NASPA Research and Policy Institute blog has been merged into the NASPA blog! Check us out there: http://www.naspa.org/about/blog
College students receive countless messages about “following passion” and “doing what you love.” What happens when these repeated messages ultimately do a disservice to some students? Although pursuing one’s interests is strongly encouraged, explore the limitations of the advice at all costs, including the privilege that is often tied to Western-oriented career development concepts.
In student affairs, one of our many jobs is to inspire students to see how their actions can and will change the world. The institution itself - its climate, policies, and programs - can be a way to show students how individual actions can spur community-wide change.
The public charge rule, slated to go into effect on October 15, is anticipated to have resounding effects for immigrants and their families across the United States. According to a Center for Law and Social Policy factsheet using American Community Survey data, the rule, as originally proposed, could impact 26 million US residents including students and the student affairs professionals who support them.