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National School Counseling Model and Standards

Links to resources that help connect school counseling programs with current educational reform movements.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

National Model for School Counseling Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
Developed by ASCA, the National Model for School Counseling Programs connects school counseling programs with current educational reform movements. The National Model reflects a comprehensive approach to program foundation, delivery, management and accountability. The model provides the mechanism with which school counselors and school counseling teams will design, coordinate, implement, manage and evaluate their programs for students' success. It provides a framework for the program components, the school counselor's role in implementation and the underlying philosophies of leadership, advocacy and systemic change.

H.B. McDaniel Award

The H.B. McDaniel Foundation External link opens in new window or tab., a nonprofit organization, was established in 1973 to memorialize the life and professional contribution of Dr. Henry Bonner McDaniel, the first director of guidance and counseling for the California Department of Education and a professor at Stanford University. Each year the Foundation presents an award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of counseling and guidance and to a group or team that has developed and implemented an exemplary program in counseling and guidance.

H.B. McDaniel Award Winners for Excellence in Counseling and Guidance External link opens in new window or tab.
A list of both individual and group award winners.

HB McDaniel Hall of Fame Inductees External link opens in new window or tab.
Celebrates the ongoing contributions of leaders in the field who have significantly influenced the counseling and guidance profession in the State of California through dedicated service, research, writing helping others become counselors through mentoring, and advocating for the profession.

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