ASCA Position Statements
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has developed a number of position statements over the past few years to support school counselors in clarifying their roles in a variety of areas related to school counseling. These documents have been developed by ASCA’s Position Statement Committee and then discussed, revised, and voted on by school counselor delegates from throughout the U.S. at the annual Delegate Assembly meetings. This is the governing body that makes official decisions related to the school counseling profession. Each state, including West Virginia, has delegates that discuss agenda items and vote each year. Position statements are reviewed regularly on a rotating basis to assure they are up-to-date with school counseling practices and other education initiatives.
The position statements below provide a national standard for school counseling practices and may be reviewed by counselors and shared to support communication with others regarding the appropriate role of the school counselor and/or best practices.
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