Turn random acts of school counseling into definitive and data-driven efforts! In this new edition of a bestseller, school counseling scholar and advocate Trish Hatch and National School Counselor of the Year Julie Hartline provide school counselors with new ways for moving from reactive to proactive and from random to intentional counseling. By using data to determine what all students deserve to receive and when some students need more, readers will learn effective ways to provide proactive school counseling services, hold themselves accountable, and advocate for systemic change. Inside you'll find: Clear and straightforward directions for analyzing data, planning and providing interventions, and evaluation Strategies for using data to drive interventions, develop curriculum scope and sequence, create action plans and pre- and post-tests, initiate systems changes, and report results Methods aligned with the most recent edition of the ASCA National Model (2019), ASCA Professional Standards and Competencies, Evidence-Based Practice, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and Multi-Tiered Multi-Domain Systems of Support (MTMDSS) New practitioner examples and artifacts, including a RAMP School of Distinction Flashlight Package, plus dozens of tools, templates, surveys, action plans, and data management forms Equip yourself to think and plan differently, and become more efficient and effective by using data to drive your school counseling program!
Reach ALL students and prove how critical your counseling program is! Data can make the difference for today’s embattled school counseling programs, and this insightful book shows how to collect and manage it. Aligned with current research and the ASCA standards, this essential resource includes a complete set of user-friendly tools and templates for data collection, action-planning and reporting. Readers will learn how to: Develop a robust counseling curriculum that supports the Common Core Standards and drop-out prevention Replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions that are based on student needs Measure progress through pre- and post-assessments Deliver compelling reports that demonstrate your program’s impact
Showcases assessments that specifically support the unique work of school counselors! Written specifically for school counselors and those in training, this is the first book to highlight the use of assessment and data collection to effectively advocate for student success. It bridges the gap in relevant knowledge and skills by not only delineating the requirements for formulating a data-driven approach, but also presenting actual assessments that can immediately be implemented. Underscoring the professional and ethical responsibilities of practicing school counselors to be data-driven, the book delivers the guidance and instruments needed to access multiple levels of data. This includes individual student data, school-level data, school counseling program-level data, or data regarding the school counselors' practices or beliefs. This practical, user-friendly book is organized step-by-step, starting with foundational knowledge and progressing towards application. It introduces readers to both formal and informal assessments and provides examples of how to integrate assessments within comprehensive school counseling programs (CSCP). It addresses a variety of approaches to assessments and data collection across the domains of academic, career, and social-emotional development, and examines needs assessment and program evaluation to drive the development and implementation of a CSCP. Additionally, the resource explains each type of data, reinforced with examples across domains and school levels. Also included are technology tools that can aid in the assessment and data collection process as well as accountability reporting. Key Features: Provides specific, concrete steps for using assessment and data collection to advocate for student success and develop effective CSCPs Includes examples of data collection tools, assessments, charts, tables, and illustrations Delivers hands-on application tasks throughout Delineates valid and reliable instruments to bolster effectiveness Includes downloadable appendix with formal assessments and templates to complete tasks described throughout the text
Your step-by-step handbook for results-based school counseling! This exciting new book by recognized school counseling experts describes a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling that helps you: Design standards, deliver interventions, and evaluate year-long counseling strategies, action steps and measures within a CBA context Apply “research-based” standards to reflect student abilities, competencies, capabilities and skills Accurately assess student progress, proficiency and achievement Provide useful feedback to parents and students Includes in-depth analyses, a developmentally appropriate K–12 scope and sequence and essential tips and activities. Use this groundbreaking guide to uncover the key processes that ensure student success!
Introduction to Professional School Counseling: Advocacy, Leadership, and Intervention is a comprehensive introduction to the field for school counselors in training, one that provides special focus on the topics most relevant to the school counselor’s role and offers specific strategies for practical application and implementation. In addition to thorough coverage of the ASCA National Model (2012), readers will find thoughtful discussions of the effects of trends and legislation, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Response to Intervention (RtI), and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (SWPBIS). The text also provides a readers with an understanding of how school counselors assume counseling orientations within the specific context of an educational setting. Each chapter is intensely application oriented, with an equal emphasis both on research and on using data to design and improve school counselors’ functioning in school systems. Available for free download for each chapter: PowerPoint slides, a testbank of 20 multiple-choice questions, and short-answer, essay, and discussion questions.
The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support is the first book to provide school counseling practitioners, students, and faculty with information and resources regarding the alignment and implementation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) such as the ASCA National Model and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). This innovative text provides a strong theoretical and research base, as well as practical examples from the field, case studies, and relevant hands-on resources and tools to assist school counselors in comprehending, facilitating, and strengthening the implementation of CSCPs, particularly through MTSS alignment. Furthermore, chapters include pertinent information from the CACREP standards and the ASCA National Model. This book is an essential resource for pre-service and practicing school counselors, as well as their leaders, supervisors, and faculty looking to better understand and utilize the overlap between CSCPs and MTSS, to strengthen school counseling programs to better serve students, schools, and communities.
The School Counselor’s Guide to Surviving the First Year offers a comprehensive look into the first-year school counseling experience. This practical guide includes topics from internship to professional development from an intimate perspective within the context of real-life scenarios. Drawing from personal experiences, journal articles, textbooks, and excerpts by numerous professional school counselors, it fuses what a school counseling trainee learns in their graduate program and the field experience they get into one unique guide. Emphasizing hands-on approaches, this volume offers personal as well as professional steps toward success in the ins and outs of counseling. This book is a valuable toolkit for the developmental journey of school counselors in-training and beginning school counselors.
Get a realistic front-line look at what it means to be a school counselor. Emphasizing an action-oriented approach, this book concentrates on the practical aspects of school counseling by focusing on the roles of the counselor. Each chapter includes an excerpt from the author or a contributor that relates a personal experience in a school setting. These first- and second-hand accounts throughout the book support the theory, practice, and skills for school counseling and illustrate the many roles and responsibilities counselors assume in schools. EXPLORING SCHOOL COUNSELING, 2nd Edition features a greater emphasis on CACREP standards as well as the ASCA National Model and School Counselor Competencies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Counselors make a difference—and now you can prove it. As students’ needs change, dedicated school counselors have been evolving their practice. You see the results every day, on the faces of the at-risk students you serve. To meet accountability standards, though, you need more than faces: You need data the number-crunchers can understand. With this user-friendly manual, make the shift to evidence-based practices and interventions in a data-driven, comprehensive school counseling program based on ASCA’s national model—while keeping the personal nature of your work intact. The book includes Visual guides and checklists for every step of the process Examples of successful counseling program evolution Guidance on developing and submitting a successful Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application Supporting documents in an online resource center Ensure that school counseling is recognized as an essential part of school improvement and students’ academic success by using this unique and innovative model. "Provides realistic examples, clear templates, and step-by-step strategies that ease the stress of what is often seen as an overwhelming process." Judith Bookhamer, Executive Director Pennsylvania School Counselors Association "Provides succinct and straight-forward tools to assist school counselors in marrying data-based decision-making practices with evidence-based counseling to create successful outcomes. This is a school counselor′s dream!" Franciene Sabens, Professional School Counselor Chester High School, Chester, IL "Starting with creating mission and vision statements and ending with advocacy efforts, the authors outline specific ways school counselors can integrate evidence-based interventions in their programming to positively impact student outcomes." Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Create conditions that lead to success for ALL students and confront conditions that create opportunity gaps School counselors can play a powerful role in closing opportunity gaps and addressing the social, emotional, and academic needs of students. This new edition of a groundbreaking bestseller shows school counselors how to incorporate principles of social justice, antiracism, equity, and advocacy into their practice. Written by Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, university professor and advocate of transformational change in school counseling, this book addresses the reasons why some students are more likely to encounter challenges at school due to racism, sexism, heterosexism, and classism. It includes: Vignettes, strategies, activities, and reflective individual and group study questions A framework for how school counselors can mitigate the impact of negative factors that hamper academic performance and healthy development, especially among students of color Six functions of school counselors that move schools toward more just practices and, ultimately, to higher test scores and increased student achievement Written for both preservice and in-service school counselors and those who support them, this essential guide prepares readers to take an active role in creating equitable conditions for success for all students.
School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration