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  • January 2023: Happy New Year! Introducing the new school counseling program supervisors - Kylie Massey and Maria Muto, and the new social work and behavioral health program supervisor – Nikki York. The next CSCP-5030 webinar on Tier 2 and Tier 3 is on January 17th. The OSPI-WSAC Webinar on Apprenticeships has moved to March 22nd. National School Counseling Week is Feb. 6th-10th. Information and resources are included. Check out the CASEL Program Guide to find an evidence-based SEL program for your district.
  • September 2022: Welcome back to a new year! We’re sharing 2022-23 5030/CSCP workshops & webinars and other professional learning opportunities, resources for all three domains of a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP), and links to resources that can help with your social justice and CSCP advocacy. There’s also an update from outgoing Secondary School Counseling Program Supervisor Brittni Thompson and a link to the posting of her position to help us find our next OSPI teammate!
  • June 2022: Comprehensive School Counseling Programs webinar recording from 4/24 is live. Also, CSCP Transition Plan template, CSCP district highlight and district CSCP examples, New CTE Course Equivalencies, HOPE Navigator request, and School Counseling team staffing update.
  • May 2022: New comprehensive school counseling program templates, learn about the Children & Adult Hope Scales, SEL survey opportunities, and many webinars to support graduation and youth voice.
  • April 2022Comprehensive School Counseling Programs webinar recording from 3/24 is live and registration for 3/25/22 session is open! Also, upcoming secondary school counseling webinars and workgroups, hope science, and 2021 healthy youth survey data release.
  • March 2022: Comprehensive School Counseling Program District Self-Assessment Tool available now, Foster care point of contact best practices, and 2022 legislative session "bill watch."
  • February 2022: The SSB5030 District Self-Assessment & Template tool is here! Along with resources for National School Counselor Week 2022, SEL grant application information, and a 2022 legislative update.
  • January 2022Introducing the newest member of the OSPI school counseling team: Brittni Thompson! Also, information about new course catalog requirements for College in the High School, and resources for mental health, social-emotional learning, and MTSS.
  • December 2021SSB5030 guidance bulletin, statewide survey results, school counseling data resources, behavioral health navigator connections, and more.
  • November 2021Strategies for working with administrators to develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling plan, information on regional school counseling and social work networking opportunities, and a variety of resources to support student well-being and practice gratitude as a mental health improvement strategy.
  • October 2021Continued information and resources around SB5030, plus resources and professional learning related to SEL, mental health and substance abuse prevention/intervention.
  • September 2021OSPIs Re-launch of the School Counseling News and Notes newsletter, including how staff will be supporting the implementation of comprehensive school counseling programs via Senate Bill 5030 and other resources to support students, staff and families.


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