We hope this finds you well and enjoying the hints of spring that have been popping up.
Please take an opportunity to read this month's newsletter. Its focus is on an important, but often overlooked area of our profession: self care.
You may remember that we shared with you last fall that ASCA was in the process of making changes to its code of ethics. ASCA solicited input from each state association. After following a timeline and suggested areas of edit or addition with these suggestions being submitted last month. Soon, ASCA will roll out the culmination of all the ideas presented for the public viewing and comment period. The plan then is to have final copy discussed and voted on during this summer's delegate assembly. This meeting has representatives from each state association come together in a legislative body. Be on the look-out for the proposed ethic updates from ASCA soon and in the meanwhile please look over the suggestions that SDSCA submitted.
Our team consisted of:
Jeff Heavlin (SDSCA president; elementary school counselor, Sioux Falls Catholic Schools)
Jacob McDonald (SDSCA Ethics/By Laws Chair; school counselor, Washington High School, Sioux Falls School District)
Courtney Van Zee (7-12 school counselor, Miller School District)
We thank them for taking the time to work on this project!
Are you creative, passionate about what you do, and like to work with amazing people?
Then we need you on the SDSCA board!
Please consider tossing your hat into the ring to become a leader for school counselors across our state. Fill out the nomination form and return it by March 1st.