VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.
An Ecological Approach to Weaving the Threads of Prevention: Community Partnerships Build Healthy Student Environments
Jeri L. Goodman
The University of Cincinnati Counseling Program was engaged by Cincinnati Public Schools to provide school and mental health counseling expertise in the interest of prevention in three urban schools with low academic performance and high dropout rates. The ratings were as low as 10.4% of students at and above the state proficiency level, and dropout rates by high school completion ranged from 60 to 99%. The grant, therefore, is focused on research-based prevention program development, resulting from collaboration with school administration, community and school partners, counseling graduate students, and families.