School Reentry: ASCA recently worked with CASEL to develop "Reunite, Renew and Thrive: SEL Roadmap for Reopening School." The SEL Roadmap is designed to support school leaders and leadership teams in planning for the transition back to schools, in whatever form that takes. 

Board of Directors: Congratulations to the newly elected ASCA Board of Directors members, who take office Oct. 1: Susan Caponi Arvidson, Geoff Heckman, Katherine Pastor.

Summer Camps: Continue your professional development over the summer with ASCA Summer Camps: ASCA National Model, District Directors and School Counselor Educator Camps are available.

ASCA Book Club: Read with us in the ASCA Book Club. June/July 2020 selection is “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.” Learn more.

Applying for RAMP? If you're working on your fall 2020 RAMP application, view the rubrics to see changes in requirements due to school shutdowns in spring 2020. Third edition rubric or fourth edition rubric.

Race Conversations: The following ASCA resources can help school counselors ensure ethical, equitable, and inclusive school environments: links to positions, articles, webinars, research and guidanceASCA standards addressing racism and bias; ASCA’s statement regarding violence and systemic racism; new ASCA initiatives and programs; and an ASCA Town Hall: Racism in Schools.
 
School Reentry Considerations: Download a joint ASCA-NASP publication, "School Reentry Considerations: Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health Amidst COVID-19."

COVID Updates and Resources: Get updates on how the virus affects ASCA members and the school counseling profession, as well as resources for members

Helping Students After Crisis: Get resources for helping students in the aftermath of hurricanes and floods. Get resources for helping students in the aftermath of a shooting. Get resources for helping students deal with troubling issues in the news.
 

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The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to school counselors around the globe. Learn more or join today!

 

Upcoming Events and Webinars

All webinars March 15–Aug. 31, 2020, are free to all.

ASCA Summer Camp: ASCA National Model

July 20–Aug. 26, 2020

Webinar: Making MTSS Work
July 22, 2020, 1–2 p.m. Eastern

Health and Education Awareness Dates (2020–2021 school year)