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Rural School Counselors: Using the ACA Advocacy Competencies to Meet Student Needs in the Rural Setting
Lee Edmondson Grimes, Natalie Spencer, and SaDohl Goldsmith Jones
Rural students face multiple obstacles to academic and personal success. Rural school counselors can act as social justice advocates in their work with rural students to address these obstacles at the individual student, school/community, and public arena levels. The authors explain how rural school counselors can advocate for students and communities at each of the ACA Advocacy Competency levels. Special considerations related to the rural school setting are included.