Counseling and Guidance

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What Are The Warning Signs Of Alcoholism?

There are various warning signs to help detect potential alcohol abuse. While many signs are recognizable, others may be more difficult to identify. Also, the severity of alcohol abuse may play a role in the warning signs a person exhibits. For example, some people try to cover their alcohol abuse by drinking in private and isolating themselves from others. This makes it challenging for family members or friends to intervene and help their loved one.

Mild alcohol abuse can be easily overlooked. However, what may appear as a minor issue can turn dangerous over time. These early warning signs should not be ignored. Seeking treatment sooner rather than later will allow you to get back to the things you enjoy most in life.

Access:  Alcohol Rehab Guide

This is the national organization serving school counselors.

Access: American School Counselor Association  


Outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.

Access: ASCA National Model:  “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs” 

EdTrust provides this 2-page brochure to start the conversation!

Access: Challenging the Myths - Rethinking the Role of School Counselors

The purpose of this site is to provide school counselors with the resources and support they need to run effective school counseling programs.

Access: Elementary School Counseling  

 Tool to support the administrator and the counselor through the evaluation process.

Access: Evaluation Supplement for School Counselors 

This website provides information on online colleges and universities, addressing affordability, access, and quality.

Access: Guide to Online Learning

They recently updated their Iowa College and University Guide for 2016. Check out the available scholarships as well.


This site provides certification and career information.  Click here to find out more about the school counseling field in Iowa and other states across the nation.


On this page you will find the following:  

  • K-12 Articulated, Sequential School Counseling Programs
  • School Counselor as a Professional
  • Resources for Implementing Programs
  • College and Career Readiness
  • AEA Support Contacts

Access: School Counseling - The Iowa Department of Education

School counselors are just one part — but an important part — of a system that ensures students have excellent educational experiences. 

Access:  School Counselors Matter

Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

Access:  Substance Use Prevention in the BIPOC Community:  Detox Local

Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

Access:  Substance Use Prevention in the BIPOC Community - Live Another Day

For many youngsters, school and life in general present an endless list of demands and challenges.

From trauma and learning disabilities to bullying and course selection, life can be difficult for students. A school counselor is there to help.

The basic role of a school counselor is to support students in their psychological, academic, and social development (Heled & Davidovitch, 2020; Popov & Spasenovic, 2020).

Access:  What Is School Counseling - 14 Roles and Goals of School Counselors


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This page was last updated: 2/7/24