Position Statements

The WVSCA Executive Board has adopted the following position statements from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA):

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  • Academic and Career Planning
  • Annual Performance Evaluation
  • Bullying, Harassment and Violence-Prevention Programs
  • Character Education
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
  • Comprehensive School Counseling Programs
  • Conflict Resolution Programs
  • Confidentiality
  • Corporal Punishment in the Schools
  • Credentialing and Licensure
  • Crisis/Critical Incident Response in the Schools
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Discipline
  • Dropout Prevention/Students-at-Risk
  • Educational Planning
  • Equity for All Students
  • Gender Equity
  • Gifted and Talented Student Programs
  • Group Counseling
  • High-Stakes Testing
  • Home Schooling
  • LGBTQ Youth
  • Parental Consent
  • Peer Helping
  • Post-Secondary Student Recruitment
  • Prevention and Intervention Behaviors that Place Students at Risk
  • Promotion of Safe Schools
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Retention, Social Promotion and Age-Appropriate Placement
  • School Counseling Preparation Programs
  • Smaller Learning Communities
  • Student Assistance Programs
  • Student Mental Health
  • Student Safety and Technology
  • Students with Special Needs
  • Test Preparation Programs
  • Use of Non-School-Counseling-Credentialed Personnel
  • Use of Support Staff in School Counseling
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