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Engaging Students and Supervisees in Social Justice: The Social Justice Toolbox
Emily J. Donald and Regina R. Moro
Social justice has been identified as the “fifth force” in counseling (Ratts, 2009, p. 160). As such, counselor educators and supervisors must respond by helping counselors-in-training become competent social change agents. This article presents an approach to teaching social justice skills entitled the Social Justice Toolbox, a collection of tools that students, educators, and supervisors can use to assist them in becoming actively involved in social justice advocacy. The goal of the toolbox is to make taking action in social justice achievable and accessible for all, at a variety of levels of participation. Additionally, potential research questions are presented.