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American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career 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 more than 26,000 professional school counselors around the globe.

American Counseling Association (ACA)
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.  By providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to nearly 45,000 members, ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base.

Ohio Counseling Association (OCA)
The Ohio Counseling Association is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors, and those in graduate training to be counselors, in Ohio Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Ohio Department of Education
ODE is the governing agency that oversees education programs and school counselor licensure within Ohio.

Ohio Department of Education Resources for School Counselors

School Counselors (previously referred to as Guidance Counselors) support all students in grades PreK-12 with academic achievement, social and emotional development and career planning. Ohio School Counselors are licensed according to ORC 3301-24-05, having completed an approved master’s program and an extensive internship. They develop and implement comprehensive school counseling programs that promote and enhance student success by collaborating with families, teachers and administrators.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board is a state agency responsible for the regulation of counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists in the State of Ohio.

Ohio Policy & Politics Bill Tracking Status Report

Provided by Gongwer News Service.

Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CSCORE)
The Ronald H. Fredrickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is dedicated to improving the practice of school counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice. CSCORE provides national leadership in the measurement and evaluation of the outcomes of school counseling interventions and programs.

National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)
Run by the College Board, NOSCA's goal is to promote the value of school counselors as leaders in school reform, student achievement and college readiness.

The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL)
The Center’s mission is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling and to assist school counselors, their site and central office administrators as they design, implement and evaluate their school counseling programs. CESCaL will provide training by national leaders in school counseling, on-line support for creating school counseling programs and consultation from state and national leaders in school counseling and administration with experience in implementing ASCA National Model® school counseling programs.

National Center for Transforming School Counseling at the Education Trust
The National Center for Transforming School Counseling (TSC) works with a network of organizations, state departments of education, school counselor professional associations, higher education institutions, and school districts dedicated to transforming school counselors into powerful agents of change in their schools and in the lives of students.  By arming school counselors with the data and knowledge to help schools raise achievement and close gaps, TSC takes school counselors from the margins to the mainstream of the mission of schoolsundefinedpreparing all students for access and success in a wide array of postsecondary options.

Journal for School Counseling
The JSC is dedicated to publishing articles that promote the effective practice of school counseling.  The mission of the journal is to promote a community of scholarship that includes the thoughts, practices and research of school counselors and counselor educators from throughout the nation.  JSC is sponsored by the College of Education, Health & Human Development at Montana State University and Hyalite, LLC, publisher of The Guide.

SchoolCounselor.com was created by Russell Sabella, PhD for the purpose of advancing solution focused technology literacy among counselors. This site contains links and updated information for his book, SchoolCounselor.com: A Friendly and Practical Guide to the World Wide Web. In addition, school counselors can subscribe to a free newsletter which focuses on technology issues, resources, and activities; and explore free and almost free resources. Finally, you will want to definitely check out our continually expanding counseling technology resources.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards improves teaching and student learning.  Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. NBPTS offers 25 certificate areas including School Counseling.

National Board for Certified Counselors
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is the nation's premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling, including school counseling.

Ohio School Counselor Association / osca@ohioschoolcounselor.org / (614) 401-4642 (Messaging Service) / PO Box 1445, Dublin, OH 43017

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