The Latest News from ACA

  • ACA in the News: Standing Up for the Code of Ethics in Tennessee

    Published on: Dec 06, 2016
    The first bill filed in the Tennessee State Senate would allow the state to write its own code of ethics for counselors. ACA CEO Richard Yep and Art Terrazas, director of government affairs, spoke to the Nashville Scene about the very real consequences of discriminatory legislation.
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  • ACA Staff Leaders Present in Ireland

    Published on: Nov 16, 2016
    ACA was invited to present a session titled "Different, Not Worse" on counseling Millennials at the 2016 Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) Conference.
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  • ACA in the News: Suicide Hotline Numbers Spiked After Election

    Published on: Nov 14, 2016
    Dr. David Kaplan, ACA chief professional officer, is featured in this eye-opening article/resource from The Verge.
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  • ACA President Issues Post-Election Statement of Support

    Published on: Nov 10, 2016
    Dear Counseling Colleagues,

    We have just experienced a momentous election, one that unveiled a deep divide in our country. As counselors and mental health professionals at all venues, I urge us to hold close the beliefs and passion in our hearts, while we continue to assist and offer best practice to our students, clients, supervisees, and colleagues.
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  • Center Founded by ACA Past President Cirecie West-Olatunji Receives NSF Grant

    Published on: Nov 04, 2016
    The Center for Traumatic Stress Research (CTSR) at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) was recently awarded a major grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore perceptions of stereotype threat among African American engineering students. The grant award totals $289,089.00 over a two-year period.
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  • ACA Issues Statement on Supreme Court Case

    Published on: Nov 03, 2016
    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving whether a transgender boy will be allowed to use the men’s restroom at his high school.
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  • ACA Sponsors Final White House Convening on College and Career Readiness

    Published on: Oct 25, 2016
    2016 marks the fifth and final White House convening of the Obama administration to examine and explore the intersections of “cultural competence,” counseling, and college and career readiness of under-served youth. ACA members Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Dean, School of Education at American University, and Vivian Lee, EdD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will lead the event this weekend: Oct. 28-Oct. 30.
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  • New Resource Page Helps Counselors Navigate the 2016 Election

    Published on: Oct 20, 2016
    The ACA Government Affairs team has developed an online toolkit for counselors. While the ACA does not endorse any candidates for office, it does encourage people to participate in the democratic process.
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  • ACA Accepts 2016 ASAE Summit Award in Washington, DC

    Published on: Oct 19, 2016
    Representatives from ACA and Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently attended ASAE's 17th Annual Power of A - Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to accept an award for the 2016 Grow-Connect-Empower! Toolkit.
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  • ACA Applauds White House Efforts to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools

    Published on: Oct 04, 2016
    New resources from the White House address the critical need for coordination among Federal, State, school, and community in creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
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