Resources for Practicing School Counselors
The start of a new school year is always a busy time. To help you hit the ground running, we've pulled together a number of resources for you to use at back-to-school nights and in other meetings. You're welcome to reprint/use any of these documents without requesting special permission from ASCA.

ASCA National Model, fourth edition: The new edition of the ASCA National Model, released in July 2019, provides you with the information you need to continue improving your school counseling program and annual student outcome goals. Learn about the new edition or order your copy today.

PowerPoint Template: Do you make a presentation at back-to-school night about your role in the school and how you work with students and parents? Download this customizable PowerPoint presentation to help you get started.

Position Statements: Review or download ASCA's position statements on a variety of education-related topics.

Role Statements: Share these documents about school counselor roles with your stakeholders. 
Who Are School Counselors Infographic
The Role of the School Counselor
The Role of the Elementary School Counselor
The Role of the Middle School Counselor
The Role of the High School Counselor

Back-to-School Forms/Templates: Check out the Open Forum library on the ASCA SCENE for sample needs assessment surveys, confidentiality agreements, permission-to-counsel letters and more. Look for the folder marked "Forms for Needs Assessment-Referral-Permissions." The SCENE also has a number of other valuable resources, broken out by category, in the SCENE Library.

Annual Administrative Conference: All school counselors should hold an annual administrative conference with their administrator in the first two months of the school year. Download a template.

"Making DATA Work": Showing the effectiveness of your program is vital. The new edition of "Making DATA Work" gives you practical, easy-to-understand steps to collecting and sharing data. Learn more.

Awareness Dates Calendar:  Download the calendar for the 2019–2020 health and education awareness dates. And, of course, the most important awareness date you'll want to remember all year is National School Counseling Week, Feb. 3–7, 2020. Get materials (many of them free) to help celebrate the week.

ASCA On Air: Once you settle into the new year, you'll want to make sure you stay on top of your professional development needs. Check out ASCA On Air for a wealth of webinars on demand, podcast episodes and more. All are free to members. Learn more. Also, check out this video perfect for sharing with stakeholders about the impact of a good school counseling program.

District Directors: Are you a district director or coordination? We’ve got resources for you as well. 
 – ASCA National Model: Need to train all your school counselors in the ASCA National Model? Download a brochure of training options, access the ASCA National Model templates and learn about the changes in the new edition.
 – The Role of District Directors/Coordinators: Need to explain the role of school counseling district directors/coordinators? Share this role statement with your stakeholders.