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ACA Issues Statement on Supreme Court Case
Nov 03, 2016
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving whether a transgender boy will be allowed to use the men’s restroom at his high school.
ACA Sponsors Final White House Convening on College and Career Readiness
Oct 25, 2016
2016 marks the fifth and final White House convening of the Obama administration to examine and explore the intersections of “cultural competence,” counseling, and college and career readiness of under-served youth. ACA members Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Dean, School of Education at American University, and Vivian Lee, EdD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will lead the event this weekend: Oct. 28-Oct. 30.
New Resource Page Helps Counselors Navigate the 2016 Election
Oct 20, 2016
The ACA Government Affairs team has developed an online toolkit for counselors. While the ACA does not endorse any candidates for office, it does encourage people to participate in the democratic process.
ACA Accepts 2016 ASAE Summit Award in Washington, DC
Oct 19, 2016
Representatives from ACA and Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently attended ASAE's 17th Annual Power of A - Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to accept an award for the 2016 Grow-Connect-Empower! Toolkit.
ACA Applauds White House Efforts to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools
Oct 04, 2016
New resources from the White House address the critical need for coordination among Federal, State, school, and community in creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
ACA Media Spotlight: Counseling Millennials
Oct 03, 2016
ACA member, Dr. Cyrus Williams, spoke with MarketWatch about the unique patterns of an often misunderstood generation.
ACA Media Spotlight: Helping Child Refugees Cope With Trauma
Sep 29, 2016
ACA member, Dr. Cheryl Sawyer, recently spoke to Fusion about a Harry Potter-inspired project she developed to help refugee children unpack their trauma and give it a safe space to live.
ACA Media Spotlight: Talking to Kids About Death After Jose Fernandez's Tragic Boating Accident
Sep 27, 2016
ACA Chief Professional Officer, David Kaplan, spoke to the SunSentinel about shielding children from constant media coverage of the event and more.
ACA Foundation Offers Grants to Assist Counselors Serving Elementary-School Aged Children
Sep 22, 2016
ACA member counselors working with elementary school-aged children can apply for financial assistance in purchasing educational or therapeutic materials. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2016. Special funding available for members in WV and LA working with children affected by flooding.
ACA Urges Action on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program
Sep 21, 2016
A good school counselor, with the help of parents and community, has always been the cornerstone of student success.
2017 National Awards Nominations Due Nov. 3
Sep 12, 2016
The nomination process for the 2017 National Awards has begun. The Awards will be presented at the ACA 2017 Annual Conference in San Francisco.
ACA Issues Call for Committee Nominations & Appointments
Sep 12, 2016
ACA President-Elect Gerard Lawson is seeking nominations for American Counseling Association committee appointments.
ACA Media Spotlight: Back to School Guide for Parents
Sep 01, 2016
Back-to-school season isn't just stressful for kids. Trauma Specialist and ACA member, Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, offers helpful tips for parents who may be worried about their child's safety, the impact of recent family transitions, and more.
ACA Applauds Secretary Clinton’s Proposed Mental Health Plan
Aug 31, 2016
The American Counseling Association (ACA) commends Hillary Clinton for putting mental health policy at the forefront of our national agenda.
ACA and HRC Foundation Successfully Launch Educational Initiative to Empower Counselors in Serving the LGBTQ Community
Aug 29, 2016
The first offering in a new series of free online learning modules focused on critical skills and insights in counseling LGBTQ youth and young adults on college and career readiness concerns.
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