“Finally, a text that thoroughly covers the topic of classroom guidance – an effective tool for every school counselor at every school level.” –Tiffany Bates, Louisiana Tech University Intended for school counselors to aid in the learning of developmental classroom guidance, School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes teaches the fundamentals, strategies, and research outcomes of classroom guidance programming for comprehensive, developmentally appropriate school counseling programs. The content of this book looks at the history and fundamentals of classroom guidance, how these activities meet CACREP and ASCA standards, how and why activities should be aligned to the larger academic curriculum and state/national teaching standards, recommendations on how to develop and assess classroom guidance units, a sampling of units and lessons, techniques in managing the classroom, and outcome research and trends. School Counseling Classroom Guidance: Prevention, Accountability, and Outcomes is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the Series, please visit www.sagepub.com/vip/cpiseries.

Needs Assessment and Unit/Lesson Design

Needs Assessment and Unit/Lesson Design
Clare Merlin Andrew J. Knoblich

Needs assessments help school counselors understand the needs of students according to stakeholders in their school community. Needs assessments are particularly beneficial in assessing the needs of underserved populations, such as students experiencing achievement gaps or differential access to resources.

(Erford, 2007)

The planning process is an essential component of establishing data-driven, comprehensive school counseling programs. In this chapter, how school counselors can design school counseling core curricula to guide the successful delivery and outcomes of school counseling services will be examined. To begin, the facets of a school counseling core curriculum will be explained. Next, the major planning components of developing a core ...

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