The National Association for Self-Esteem (NASE) is an American organization devoted to promoting the importance of self-esteem. The organization describes its purpose as "to fully integrate self-esteem into the fabric of American society so that every individual, no matter what their age or background, experiences personal worth and happiness." It was founded in 1986 as the National Council for Self-Esteem.
In 1986, with sponsorship by State Assemblyman John Vasconcellos, the state of California created the California Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. The Task Force completed a report and was subsequently disbanded, but the creation of the National Council for Self-Esteem was motivated by its work.
Organization and membershipEdit
NASE is organized into chapters. At one time the organization had 66 chapters in 29 different states.
Members over the years have included:
- "National Association for Self-Esteem (homepage)". Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Hewitt, John P. (1998). The Myth of Self-Esteem. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 60–61. ISBN 0-312-17556-6.
- Collins, Robert M. (2007). The Age of Reagan: Transforming American Politics and Culture. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12400-7.
- "Who Virginia Was and Why She Mattered". Virginia Satir Global Network. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- "About Sean". Sean Stephenson Enterprises. Archived from the original on June 8, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- Waitley, Denis (1995). Empires of the Mind. HarperCollins. p. 82. ISBN 0-688-14763-1.