The recent endorsement of the advocacy competencies by the American Counseling Association signals their relevance to the school counseling profession. This article outlines the importance of being a social change agent, the value of advocacy in K-12 schools, and how school counselors can use the advocacy competencies as a framework for promoting access and equity for all students. Implications for professional school counselors and school counselor educators in using the advocacy competencies are also addressed.
Ratts, Manivong J.; DeKruyf, Lorraine; and Chen-Hayes, Stuart F., "The ACA Advocacy Competencies: A Social Justice Advocacy Framework for Professional School Counselors" (2007). Faculty Publications - Graduate School of Counseling. Paper 9.