School Counselor of the Year: Congratulations to the 2020 School Counselor of the Year, Laura Ross, school counselor at Five Forks Middle School, Lawrenceville, Ga. Read more about Ross and the three finalists, Amanda Jo Bustamante, Jennifer Kline and Julie Taylor. 

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.

Suicide Prevention Guidebook Available for Schools: Update your school’s suicide prevention, intervention and postvention policy with the revised Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention, a comprehensive guidebook offering best practices for K-12 schools, school districts and policymakers. 

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About ASCA

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 Deadlines

Webinar: Solution-Focused Techniques for School Counselors
Dec. 16, 2019, 3-4 p.m. Eastern

Webinar: Community Resiliency Model Benefits
Jan. 8, 2020, 3-4 p.m. Eastern

Research Proposals Request: ASCA is accepting research proposals for a special project to examine and recommend optimal student-to-school-counselor ratios. Proposals due Jan. 31, 2019. Learn more.

Board of Directors Call for Nominations: Interested in running for a position on the ASCA Board of Directors? Applications due Jan. 31, 2020

Health and Education Awareness Dates: Download the 2019–2020 awareness dates calendar.