Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act: On Sept. 18, 2019, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) introduced the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act (ESSCP) to provide dedicated funding to states to lower the staffing ratios for school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers. Learn more.

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. 

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

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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!