The American Counseling Association (ACA) is proud to celebrate school counselors and their work in schools across the nation during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5 – 9, 2024. School counselors today are at the center of the problem-solving process and can help safeguard the mental and emotional well-being of students and parents alike.
From offering guidance on educational choices to providing valuable mental health assistance, the work of school counselors is multifaceted as they work to ensure students’ well-being and success. As trained mental health professionals, school counselors strive to build safe, positive, and trusting relationships with their students.
Choosing to become a school counselor is a selfless decision to support, guide and advocate to help others grow and thrive. Their endless dedication to helping families and children in need has secured their spot as unsung heroes. To highlight this week and beyond, ACA has provided resources to assist counselors who are working in the education system.