Advocacy and Legislation
ASCA provides educational information to regulating agencies, legislators and others who influence and set policies affecting the school counselor role and school counselors' ability to provide services to all students for the best possible outcomes.
At the national level, ASCA advocates to protect the school counselor role and to improve access to school counseling, as well as to address related policy issues, including student mental health, career and technical education, and college readiness and affordability. ASCA also collaborates with other national education and advocacy groups on topics affecting school counselors and education.
At the state level, ASCA supports state school counselor associations in developing effective and sustainable advocacy programs to advance state-specific issues affecting school counseling and K-12 education. School counselors are encouraged to actively participate with their state association as one way to increase their civic engagement. For more information on local advocacy efforts in your district and state, please contact your state association and get involved.
Learn more about current legislative issues.