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The South Carolina
School Counselor Association

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Mission Statement

The South Carolina School Counselor Association (SCSCA) is a division of the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA).  The SCSCA is dedicated to advancing the professional growth and advocacy of school counselors across the state. Through fostering ethical and culturally-inclusive practices, we ensure the holistic development and well-being of all individuals within educational settings.

Vision Statement

SCSCA envisions a South Carolina where every student receives comprehensive and equitable school counseling services, empowering them to achieve academic success, social-emotional well-being, and career readiness. We are dedicated to advocating for and on behalf of school counselors, ensuring they have the resources, support, and recognition they need to effectively serve their students. We strive to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, advocacy, and leadership, fostering a community where school counselors are valued and empowered to make a lasting impact on student success.

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About Us

Leadership. Advocacy. Education

The South Carolina School Counselor Association (SCSCA) is a dynamic community of school counselors and school counseling students, proudly affiliated with the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA). Committed to excellence in education and service, we aim to offer support, resources, and professional development opportunities to school counselors statewide. Our organization serves as a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and positive change in the field of school counseling, ensuring that every student in South Carolina receives the guidance and support they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

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Strategic Initiatives

1. Professional development

  • Enhancing professional development opportunities for school counselors by offering online platforms for continuing education, as well as organizing live annual and regional training events specifically tailored to school counseling practices.

  • Collaborating with regional partners and leveraging membership expertise to develop specialized training programs focused on the unique needs and challenges faced by school counselors.

2. Advocacy for the profession

  • Amplifying the voice and influence of school counselors in public policy decisions by expanding the role of the public policy committee to specifically address issues related to school counseling and advocating for the inclusion of mental health and education-focused lobbying efforts.

  • Strengthening alliances with other counseling and education associations within the region/state to collectively advocate for policies that support and enhance the practice of school counseling.

  • Increasing school counselor membership by highlighting the unique benefits and resources tailored to school counselors through online platforms, annual conferences, and targeted networking opportunities.

3. Ethical and culturally sensitive practices

  • Establishing a dedicated platform to disseminate updates on legislative changes related to ethics and cultural sensitivity, with a focus on enhancing school counselors' awareness and adherence to ethical standards.

  • Supporting the implementation of diverse and culturally sensitive counseling practices within schools by promoting educational experiences that provide school counselors with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively serve the diverse student populations in South Carolina.

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