The Impact of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs on Student Achievement (Download) - Click Here

American Counseling Association - Ethics (Download and Print)- Download Here

ASCA School Counselor Competencies - Download Here

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Recommended Books for School Counselors - By Ana Koufopoulos

  • Character Building Day by Day- by: Anne D. Mather & Louise B. Weldon
  • Favorite Elementary Counseling Activities…That Make a Difference in the Lives of Children! by Dave Craig
  • Happiness: It’s in the Bag! Seven Simple Symbols for Joyful Living by Dianne Durante
  • The ABC’s of Anger: Stories and activities to help children understand anger by Ray Ali
  • Developing Support Groups for Students: Helping students cope with crises by Garry R. Waltz and Jeanne C. Bleur
  • Getting Yourself Together When Your Family Comes Apart by Janet M. Bender, M. Ed.
  • Conflict Resolution: Positive actions by Martha E. Kendall
  • Counseling Toward Solutions: A practical solution-focused program for working with students, teachers, and parents by Linda Metcalf

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Design your counseling program to match the needs of your school population. Needs assessment surveys for teachers, parents, and students. Surveys are written for the elementary, middle and high school grade levels. Add or modify them to fit your school population.

  • Social Skills Group
  • Girl's Group
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Leadership Groups
  • Closing Activities and Adolescent Group Guidelines

Becoming a Mentor or a Listener

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the premier mentoring organization in South Florida, matching children 5-16 years old with caring adults. BBBS provides a variety of mentoring opportunities to our volunteers, including BIGS in School, where elementary school students are matched with high school, college, or adults and meet once a week at the child's school. BBBS also provides an opportunity for busy professionals to serve as mentors by participating in our School to Work, where high school students are paired with workplace mentors to gain insight about corporate life, college preparation, and mentoring in general. For more information log on to

  • Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, advocacy and mentors for deserving students. Students must maintain good grades, be upstanding citizens and meet with their mentors. In exchange they receive a scholarship to attend a State University or College for up to four years. For more information log on to

  • The Listeners/Oyentes Program trains volunteers to listen to a student with the purpose of building their positive self-esteem, helping develop good problem-solving skills along with constructive communication. This non-judgmental, non-authoritative adult volunteer accomplishes this without giving advice. Volunteers for this program will need to attend a day training and ongoing monthly workshops. For more information on the Listeners/Oyentes Program log on

  • The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program empowers, inspires, and motivates young women to live up to their full potential through a unique mentoring program given by highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities. WOT Mentees graduate from high school at close to a 90% rate compared to county wide high school graduation rates that hover around 60%.” For more information on enrolling you child in the WOT program log on