ASCA is accepting proposals for research projects examining the effectiveness of comprehensive school counseling programs, particularly the ASCA National Model, in improving student outcomes. Results of the research should enhance school counseling practices and advance the school counseling profession.
Download the request for proposals for 2019.
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2019
Grant award notification: July 2019
Direct questions to Angela Hickman, ASCA director of research media.
Guidance Counselor vs School Counselor - What is the difference between these two titles?
In the past, the title “guidance counselor” was used to describe counselors working in a school. Their role was primarily focused on "guiding" students to post-secondary education and scheduling. Their days were filled with tasks like sending out transcripts, writing letters of recommendation, etc... The title "school counselor" recognizes that counselors today address the needs of the whole student. They are proactive, data-informed leaders in the school community. Watch this video and learn more! about the difference in roles!
A school counselor’s perspective and experience taking students to see Michelle Obama in Philadelphia
“There are many ways to replicate a project such as this for any school counselor or educator, whether you are a counselor running a book club group, facilitating a classroom guidance activity or even on an individual counseling level.”Read More
On Friday, March 22, 2019, NJSCA honored school counselors from all counties in the state of New Jersey at our annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program which was held at The College of New Jersey. School counselors were nominated by their colleagues and were selected by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award. The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) hosted the Awards Luncheon in Ewing, NJ.Read More
Be Kind Online is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, Be Kind Online Day is April 26, 2019.
This program is provided free of cost. All of the resources needed come digitally online including curriculum, presentations and worksheets.Read More
Click here to read the 2019 ASCA School Counselor Professional Standards & CompetenciesRead More
Empirical Studies on the Effectiveness of School Counseling presents a number of journal articles describing research examining the impact of school counselors and school counseling programs on K-12 student outcomes. The research articles support the value of school counseling for students in the domains of academic development, college and career readiness and social/emotional development. All of the articles are data-based and drawn from national peer-reviewed journals.Read More
The Ultimate ADHD Toolkit for Parents and Teachers: Fourteen invaluable tools — checklists, charts, worksheets, letters, parent-teacher conversation starters, and more — to help you and your child team up with teachers for a successful school year.Read More