ASCA position statements describe the organization’s position on specific topics in education and define the role of the school counselor relative to those topics. ASCA creates and maintains position statements based on the following criteria.
- The issue has an impact on students in one or more of the following areas: academic development, career development, social/emotional development.
- Activities relative to the topic provided by a school counselor within a school counseling Service may be affected by differences in opinion or educational philosophy.
- The issue is of national interest.
- The issue arises in the regular implementation of the school counseling Service.
ASCA POSITION STATEMENTS