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.

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 Agreement: All school counselors should execute an annual agreement 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 2017-2018 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. 4–8, 2019. 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.