Position Statements

PSCA Position Statements

At the April 21, 2005 meeting, the PSCA Governing Board archived its existing position and resolution statements and adopted all of the following ASCA position statements with the exception of Academic and Career Planning which was adopted April, 2007.  The American School Counselor Association has developed position statements on a variety of topics related to the role and function of professional school counselors. The position statements are invaluable resources that can be used as advocacy tools to support activities and programs and to respond to many questions about school counseling and school counseling related issues or concerns. The PSCA Governing Board has adopted all of the current ASCA position statements.  Position Statements are reviewed and revised on a rotating basis. The annual ASCA Delegate Assembly, to which PSCA sends two voting delegates, addresses revision of position statements, the introduction of new statements and the archiving of outdated statements. 

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Academic And Career Planning Gender Equity
Annual Performance Evaluation Gifted and Talented Student Programs
Character Education Group Counseling
Censorship High-Stakes Testing
Child Abuse Neglect Prevention LGBTQ Youth
College Entrance Test Preparation Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Comprehensive School Counseling Programs Peer Helping
Conflict Resolution Programs Promotion Of Safe Schools through Conflict Resolution and Bullying/Harassment Prevention
Confidentiality School Counseling Preparation Programs
Corporal Punishment in the Schools School-Family-Community Partnerships
Credentialing and Licensure Student Mental Health
Crisis/Critical Incident Response in the Schools Student Recruitment
Cultural Diversity Student Safety and Use of Technology
Discipline Students with Disabilities Students with Special Needs
Drop Out Preventions Students At Risk Student Assistance Programs
Education Planning Test Preparation Programs
Equity for All Students Use of Non-School-Counseling- Credentialed Personnel in Implementing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
Evaluation Use of Support Staff in School Counseling Programs