Iowa School Counselor Association
The state association for school counselors, with local and regional information on conferences, careers, and program development.
American School Counselor Association
The national association for school counselors, which offers links and articles on the workplace, ethics, the national model for counseling, conferences, and more.
Iowa Area Education Associations
Iowa Area Education Agencies are regional service agencies, which provide school improvement services for students, families, teachers, administrators and their communities. Their site highlights programs and projects important to Iowa education.
Iowa Department of Education
The Iowa Department of Education site provides the latest information about projects and initiatives affecting the Iowa's education system.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for School Counseling
This web site provides a description and definition of eleven newly established NBPTS-School Counseling Standards. The NBPTS standards are aligned with ASCA standards.
Tips on Advocating for School Counseling with School Boards:
From the American School Counselor Association, here are talking points to use when discussing the importance of licensed counselors in the schools.
Instructional Materials Laboratory
A catalog of resources for Comprehensive Professional School Counseling programs, compiled by Dr. Norm Gysbers at the University of Missouri, Columbia
Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
Iowa's resource for mental health counselors.
National Board for Certified Counselors
The official website for the largest certification service of the counseling profession.
Extensive list of websites available for professional school counselors; links to matters on stress management, suicide prevention, alcohol and substance abuse, career searches, etc. Browse government and national agencies, as well as child centered websites.
The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research
The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research is dedicated to improving the practice of school counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice.
The Iowa School Counseling Research Center
The Iowa School Counseling Research Center is committed to the promotion of school counseling outcome research and best practices through the dissemination of information, knowledge and scientifically based research.
The Education Trust and Metlife Foundation
The Education Trust and Metlife Foundation established the National Center for Transforming School Counseling (NCTSC). This new Center continues the work supported by the Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and Metlife Foundation to ensure school counselors across the country are trained and ready to help ALL groups of students reach high academic standards.
The NTISC conducts workshops, seminars, and summer institutes, along with producing developing curriculum and materials to support school counselors developing competence in technology.