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Guidance Counselor and Social Worker's Professional Toolkit

Guidance Counselor Resources

  • American School Counselor Association - ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs and researching effective school counseling practices. ASCA is the school counseling division of the American Counseling Association.
  • Bright Hub Education - Career Planning Lessons for Guidance Counselors.
  • Core Competencies for Youth Work Professionals - This document is the result of efforts by a diverse group of direct service providers, intermediaries and researchers of out-of-school time programs in New York City to articulate a set of standards of competence for youth work professionals.
  • Counselor's Corner - Guidance Counselor lesson plans and activities.
  • Counselor Room – Classroom guidance lesson plans for all grades. Counselors are equipped to meet the rigorous demands of our profession and the needs of our Pre-K-12 students.
  • Education World - A plethora of resources for Guidance Counselors to provide valuable support to students, teachers, parents, and principals.
  • eHow - Elementary School Counseling Activities  - Activities are a fun way to reinforce the counseling topics you've been studying with students. Doing an activity to illustrate the point you want to make in counseling sessions will help students engage in the discussion and understand what effect the topic has on their lives.
  • Internet 4 Classrooms - Lesson Plans and resources for Guidance Counselors.
  • Lesson Planet – Lesson plan ideas for Guidance Counselors.
  • School Counseling Frameworks -An illustrative resource providing an overview of fundamental elements potentially framing contemporary comprehensive school counseling programs.
  • School Counseling Lesson Plans -  A variety of School Counseling Lesson Plans
  • School Counselor Competencies - The School Counselor Competencies continue the effort for a unified vision by outlining the knowledge, attitudes and skills that ensure school
  • Schoolcounselor.com - SchoolCounselor.com was for the purpose of advancing solution focused technology literacy among counselors.
  • TeachHUB - Classroom resources for Guidance Counselors.
  • teAchnology – Resources for the common problems school counselors come across.
  • The School Guidance and Counseling Program in NYC Public Schools - A guide demonstrating the roles and responsibilities of NYC Public School Guidance Counselors 


Social Worker Resources