ERIC Number: ED434275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Federal Information Resources for Professional Counselors. A Sourcebook of Free and Low-cost Resources To Support and Enrich Your Work as a Professional Counselor.
The federal government supports many information clearinghouses and research institutions that produce free and low-cost publications and materials to support and enrich the work of professional counselors. This sourcebook is designed to help counselors tap into and take greater advantage of these resources. The 75 resources listed in this booklet provide the following: syntheses of current research, statistics, and research reports; background material about current and emerging policy issues; information about model programs and policies; materials and resources for school guidance and counseling programs; and educational pamphlets for counselors' office waiting rooms. Topics covered are adoption, aging, AIDS/HIV, child abuse and family violence, crime and violence, disabilities, education, employment and career development, health, mental health, smoking, substance abuse, and youth and families. Most of the resources in this guide are supported by the federal government. In a few instances, non-profit organizations that provide useful information to the public at no cost or for a nominal charge are included. Contains an index. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adoption, Aging (Individuals), Career Development, Child Abuse, Counselors, Crime, Disabilities, Education, Employment, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Federal Government, Health, Information Sources, Mental Health, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Violence, Youth
American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 ($10). Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Office of Public Policy and Information, Alexandria, VA.