Position Statements

ASCA has position statements on the following topics. Download a PDF containing the text of all ASCA position statements. (Please note, the listings in the table of contents link http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/asca-position-statements.html or click on the individual position statement links below.)

Academic and Career Planning

Annual Performance Evaluation

Bullying, Harassment and Violence-Prevention Programs

Character Education

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Comprehensive School Counseling Programs


Corporal Punishment in the Schools

Credentialing and Licensure

Crisis/Critical Incident Response in the Schools

Cultural Diversity


Equity for All Students

Gender Equity

Gifted and Talented Student Programs

Group Counseling

High-Stakes Testing



Multi-TIered Systems of Support

Peer Helping

Prevention and Intervention of Behaviors That Place Students At Risk

Retention, Social Promotion and Age-Appropriate Placement

School Counseling Preparation Programs

School-Family-Community Partnerships

Student Mental Health

Student Recruitment

Student Technology Use and Safety

Students with Disabilities

Test Preparation Programs

Use of Non-School-Counseling-Credentialed Personnel

Use of Support Staff in School Counseling Programs