School Counselors Leading the Charge: Social Justice Through Advocacy

Mar 31, 2019 12:15pm ‐ Mar 31, 2019 1:15pm


Description

Advocating for underserved youth through a social justice lens can be extremely challenging for counselors. Counselor advocacy should focus on providing equal access and opportunities for underserved youth, especially students of color and from families with low incomes, regarding their education, mental health, and more. This session will provide attendees with evidence-based strategies and resources to help counselors collaborate with key stakeholders in their advocacy efforts.

  • Learn what advocacy looks like in the context of today's social justice role for counselors working in schools, including advocacy dispositions, knowledge and skills.
  • Learn about the latest research concerning the role of school counselor advocacy in promoting social justice, as well as the positive impact school counselors can have on underserved youth by promoting equity, equal access, and opportunities for all.
  • Explore strategies for school counselor advocacy via the social justice lens, including leadership and collaboration to promote equal opportunities for underserved youth.

Speaker(s):

  • Nancy Naomi Carlson, PhD, School Counseling Specialist, American Counseling Association
  • Linda Col√≥n, MEd, Professional Bilingual School Counselor, District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Ileana A. Gonzalez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Laura Owen, PhD, Associate Research Professor, American University

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