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Federal School Counseling Program

Advocacy Issue: Stop congress from eliminating the Federal School Counseling Program!

Give a brief description of this issue and explain how you would advocate for it. Be specific. Describe and explain strategies you would use and how you would use them. Then, using your example, explain why it is important for mental health counselors to be advocates.

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On February 19th the House of Representatives passed a spending bill along party lines to impose $61 billion in government funding cuts for the rest of the fiscal year ending on September 30th. The bill would eliminate many educational and health programs including the Federal School Counseling Program-the only source of federal funds dedicated solely to creating or expanding comprehensive school counseling programs by hiring school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists.

In order to advocate for this issue I would contact the two senators of my state. I would send a ...

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This solution describes the issue of a Congressional campaign to eliminate the deral school counseling program and advocates against it.