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School Counseling & Mental Health Services

Guidance & Counseling Plan 2020-2021 for Jasper City Schools

Legal & Ethical

School counselors face ethical and legal challenges every day. Whether you are new to the field or have been practicing for years, legal and ethical challenges can still throw you for a loop. From confidentiality issues to records maintenance, from duty of care to sexual harassment issues, a school counselor's legal and ethical questions can spring up from every corner. ASCA provides a number of resources and services to help members meet these legal and ethical challenges as comprehensively as possible.

ASCA's Ethical Standards for School Counselors, also available in Spanish, are the basis of ASCA's ethical program. ASCA also has Ethical Standards for School Counselor Education Faculty.

The association also publishes books and journal articles on legal and ethical issues, as well as addressing them in the members-only Resource Center. Each issue of ASCA School Counselor magazine contains an article written by the chair of ASCA's Ethics Committee about a legal or ethical issue. Read the articles.

View a variety of webinars on legal and ethical issues in school counseling.

Suicide Prevention Links

Suicide Training for Parents

Youth Suicide Warning Signs

Suicide Risk Factors 

Alabama Suicide Training School Faculty and Staff

After a Suicide - A Toolkit for Schools:


Child Abuse and Neglect

Recommendations - Alabama Governor’s Task Force on Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children: Abuse and Neglect