Advocacy Resources

Valuable Tools & Information

Our resource section obtains a wealth of valuable tools, information, and resources designed to empower you as a counselor to advocate effectively for the counseling profession and the well-being of your clients. Our advocacy resources are carefully curated to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and support you need to navigate the complex landscape of advocacy and make a meaningful impact in your community and beyond.

Government Affairs Resources

Whether you are looking to stay informed about legislative developments, or learn best practices for advocacy, our Advocacy Resources Section is your go-to destination for all things advocacy-related. Together, we can amplify our voices, advance the counseling profession, and create positive change. Explore our resources, engage with our community, and embark on your advocacy journey with confidence. We are here to support you every step of the way.

2024 Legislative Agenda (PDF)

The American Counseling Association’s legislative strategic plan for 2024 outlines activities selected to advance ACA's mission to promote the counseling profession through federal and state advocacy. 

Contacting your State Attorney General Re: LGBTQ+ Laws

Licensed Professional Counselors may consider reaching out to their attorney general for guidance on working with the LGBTQ+ community if they have questions or concerns about legal issues related to their practice.

Advocacy Toolkit

Our advocacy toolkit provides members resources on how to execute advocacy efforts and take action on a local, state, and federal level. Please continue to check this resource regularly for updates.

GAPP Glossary

Our Government Affairs & Public Policy Glossary provides short definitions of legislative terms used by the American Counseling Association (ACA) Government Affairs & Public Policy team, Members of Congress, legislators, and counseling advocates while advocating on behalf of the counseling profession.

Social Media #CounselorsAdvocate

Our Social Media: An Ethics Tip Guide for Professional Counselors one-pager provides counselors guidelines on how to ethically utilize social media in their advocacy efforts and counseling practice. The guidance provided derives from the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, which was the first iteration to offer guidance on social media, as part of an entirely new section, Section H: Distance Counseling, Technology and Social Media. 

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