A Message from David Bailey
School Counselor Advocacy Tools
Are you looking for an impactful way to explain the role and importance of school counselors to your community? This video, produced by Sutherland Media Productions and West Potomac High School in Fairfax County, is a great way to convey your message.
You have an obligation to educate others about your program successes. The ASCA results report can help you do just that – showing how students are different as a result of the school counseling program.
Parents, administrators, and teachers often wonder just what it is school counselors do on a daily basis. This article contains great resources to let all stakeholders know what you do.
School counselors are given “other duties as assigned” because of a lack of understanding about the true role of a school counselor. So what can a school counselor do to enhance the accurate role they should be playing? Here are a few effective – and easy – suggestions.
Legislative Updates & Advocacy News
VSCA continues to work hard advocating for school counselors, their programs, and student needs. Come back to this page frequently to get updates on statewide and national advocacy efforts!
September 13, 2018: The Roanoke Times
Check out important information on the national Elementary and Secondary School Act, introduced on September 12, 2018.
Read about VSCA Board Member Dr. Julia Taylor’s school counseling presentation to the VA House Select Committee on School Safety.
August 28, 2018: The News Virginian, Students Tell Legislators About Mental Illness, Peer Pressure
August 28, 2018: WHSV 3
Read about VSCA Board Members Dr. Tori Stone and Elizabeth Parker’s school counseling presentation to the VA House Select Committee on School Safety.
August 21, 2018: Daily Press, Virginia Lawmakers Get Another Pitch for Smaller Student-to-Counselor Ratio
August 20, 2018: WWBT NBC12
July 24, 2018: The Roanoke Times
Information About Your Elected Officials
Do you have questions about how to contact your elected officials? These links will help you find your elected officials and their contact information. You can also come here to find out information on legislative reports.
*All of the following information is provided by David Bailey Associates.
VSCA Lobby Day
The next Virginia School Counselor Association Lobby Day will take place on January 9, 2019 in Richmond, VA. We hope that you’ll save the date, and stay tuned for more updates!
VSCA Advocacy Team
VSCA Director of the Board, Advocacy
VSCA Government Relations Chair