Resources for School Counselors
AzSCA Resources for COVID-19Below are links to helpful resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Always follow guidelines for your school/district and inform your administrators of your skill sets as they can be of assistance during this time.
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Arizona Department of Education Guidance to Schools
ASCA COVID-19 Resources
ASCA COVID-19 Updates
AzSCA COVID-19 RESOURCES (Google Sheet)
AzSCA developed a Google Sheet with resources to support you and your students during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Sheet is updated constantly as new resources and information are made available.
Sample School Closure Contact Sheet (MS Excel)
Use this spreadsheet to track parent/student contact.
The below organizations are some of the key agencies informing School Counseling practices at the state and national level. See their websites for more information:SchoolCounselor.com
School Safety Advocacy Council
High School Counselor Week
Parenting & Teacher Support
What Works In Education Clearinghouse
AcademicKhan Academy - the Khan Academy provides videos and lesson plans to support students in a variety of content areas; they also provide test prep and are the official partner for College Board's SAT test prep.ACT Academy - the ACT Academy is a free tool for ACT prep and other resources that teachers can use in the classroom and beyond.Teaching Tolerance - Teaching Tolerance is a non-profit that provides a free magazine and other resources for educators on a variety of relevant topics surrounding diversity, inclusion, social justice, and more.edWeb
College/CareerNational Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) - NACAC's website, professional development, college fairs and other events provide counseling and admission professionals with expert advice and tools regarding the college transition.Rocky Mountain Association of College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) - RMACAC is the regional affiliate of NACAC and provides professional development opportunities including Roadmap events and an Annual Conference.Arizona College Consortium - the consortium is a partnership among institutions throughout the area and sponsors both a Counselor breakfast and the Fall Tour of college fairs. See the website to get your school/district involved!College Success Arizona - College Success Arizona & its community AzCAN is dedicated to postsecondary success for all Arizona students. Join the community for free, and review their resources and professional development listings!College Board - the College Board is the national organization behind the PSAT, SAT, AP programs and more. They provide FREE professional learning, handouts and resources, and other opportunities for counselors.
National Student Clearinghouse Scholarship Search Engine
School Loans, Scholarships, and Financing
Contact ADE to get your school's free access code to the Arizona Career Information System
Social / EmotionalTeen Lifeline - Teen Lifeline is a nonprofit organization that operates a teen hotline and provides support to prevent teen suicide in Arizona.Trevor Project - the Trevor Project provides free trainings as well as a model school district policy on suicide prevention policy to help professionals discuss LGBTQ-competent suicide prevention.National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) - the NIMH is a federal agency that researches mental disorders and provides information and resourcesSAMHSA - the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a comprehensive website with data, publications, and practitioner training resources.Mentalhealth.gov - this governmental website provides resources and education on a variety of topics.CDC's Mental Health PageSEL- Social Emotional Learning
Ensuring Trauma Free Childhoods Using ACES's Score
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Arizona Suicide Prevention
Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership
New Song Center for Grieving Children - (a program of Hospice of the Valley), provides comprehensive grief support for children, teens, young adults and their caregivers following a significant death loss. We also provide grief education for families, schools, community groups, clergy, medical and mental health professionals. Call 480-951-8985.
Advanced CertificationsFor School Counselors seeking to add additional certificates above and beyond their master's degree and licensure, there are two main programs for national certifications: