#ASCA23 Presentation: Self-Advocacy (Teaching Kids To Be Their Own Hero)

Who is coming to the biggest school counseling conference of the year? ASCA is in my hometown of Atlanta this year and I can’t wait. If you’ll be there, come say hi. I’ll be presenting on self-advocacy on Saturday, July 16th at 9:30am. If you can’t be there, hope these resources are helpful. As always, contact me with any questions.

Below you will find resources for self-advocacy including: strategies for working with individuals, groups. classes and also how to advocate for ourselves as counselors/educators. Overriding theme–> kids and adults both need to learn to communicate our needs in a way that will help us be heard.

(Here is the google folder with the resources I presented. See below for details of resources).


To start, let’s think about why kids need to be able to advocate for themselves now more than ever. First of all, our society has become a culture of outrage. (Here is a short Podcast from NPR on that subject.)


I hope this post is helpful. I will be updating links as the conference gets closer, but I find it easier to have hyperlinks for you to refer back to in order to remember what we talk about… and what you can easily replicate in your program.

Again, let me know if you have questions.

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