National School Counseling Week

“School counselors serve a vital role in maximizing student success,” says the American School Counselor Association, whether they’re helping a student find a good college or making sure the school is a safe learning environment.  Colorado has a grant program called School Counselor Corps that awards funds to schools and districts to “increase the availability of effective school-based counseling.”  The program’s annual report and impact summary offer information and statistics on the Counselor Corps program in Colorado.

Our library also has some historical resources that can provide perspective on how the role of school counselors in our state has changed over time:

  • Assessment of Guidance and Counseling Services in the Public Schools of Colorado, Colorado State University, 1975
  • Colorado Elementary Counseling and Guidance Handbook, Colorado Department of Education, 1970
  • Colorado Guidance and Counseling Handbook for School Counselors, Colorado Department of Education, 1978
  • Crossing the Cultural Bridge in Counseling, Colorado Department of Education, 1980
  • Legal Aspects of Guidance and Counseling in Colorado, Colorado Department of Education, 1976