Helping Students Deal with Crisis: We are shocked and disheartened by the abhorrent violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Here are some resources to help students process and discuss this shameful day in our nation's history. Get additional resources to help students have conversations about politically charged issues and race and equity.

School Counselor of the Year:
Congratulations to Olivia Carter, school counselor, Jefferson Elementary School, Cape Girardeau, Mo., who has been named the 2021 School Counselor of the Year (#SCOY21). Read more

Call for Board of Directors Applications: Are you interested in running for a position on the ASCA Board of Directors? Apply by Jan. 31, 2021, to be considered.  

Election Conversations: School counselors play an important role in helping ensure students learn to have respectful conversations about politically charged issues. Here are some resources to consider as you support your students in the days around the 2020 election. 

School Reentry: These resources can help school counselors as schools continue working through reentry considerations.

Race Conversations: The following ASCA resources can help school counselors ensure ethical, equitable, and inclusive school environments: links to positions, articles, webinars, research and guidance, as well as new ASCA initiatives and programs.
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 a natural disaster. Get resources for helping students in the aftermath of a shooting.



Upcoming Events and Webinars

Town Hall: Racism and Student Mental Health
Jan. 13, 3 p.m. EST

Deadline: Mindsets & Behaviors Student Standards Public Comment
Jan. 15, 2021

Deadline: Board of Directors Applications Due
Jan. 31, 2021

National School Counseling Week
"School Counselors: All In for All Students"

Feb. 1–5, 2021

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

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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!