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SECTION 8: advocacy


Professional advocacy in the field of school counseling is critical to promote the profession and ensure that school counselors are engaged in appropriate roles that are aligned with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Educating and empowering all school counselors to advocate for the profession and their students at the local, state and national level is a primary component of the mission of the ASCA. Advocacy is more than just influencing legislation, but influencing all stakeholders. It includes agreements on appropriate duties with administration, running advisory committees to make informed decisions, sharing data with school boards on the impact of the counseling Service and removing barriers to student success. Regardless of your individual needs, ASCA is committed to providing resources that can assist you in your advocacy efforts. 

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