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Responsive services are designed to address the immediate needs and concerns of students where the needs/concerns interfere with their academic, career, and personal/social development. Responsive services    are implemented via individual counseling, small group counseling, or crisis response and are available to all students.

 NCSCA Responds to "13 Reasons Why"  

The Netflix Series "13 Reasons Way" will release its second season Friday, May 18, 2018. This series portrays the ups and downs of teens in high school and brings to light the topics of sexual assault and teen suicide. 

Season One was considered a "hit" in that teens around the world binged watched the series, many without parental awareness, and it became the most tweeted show in 2017. 

Below you will find links to resources for you to use as you work with the students and families in your school.  Please remind parents that it is important for them to know what their children are watching and to have open dialogue about they see. The show provides few resources and many struggling students may need to support. 

Link to ASCA Resources


“13 Reasons Why”, the Netflix mini-series based on a novel by Jay Asher has garnered much discussion and concern from teens, parents and school counselors.  As the popularity in this mini-series rises we want to provide you with resources to use when working with students and parents who have watched the mini-series or who have heard about it.The links below lead you to resources for you to use when working with students and to give to parents.  Please share these resources with your colleagues and administration. 

Talking points put together by the SAVE and JED Foundations: 

13 Reasons Why Talking Points

An hour long webinar facilitated by Dr. Dan Reidenberg, Christy Olson, Pat Breux, and Jennifer Spiegler. The webinar is free and can be viewed by clicking here: 

Responding to 13 Reasons Why: An Interactive Discussion

Read these considerations for educators created by the National Association of School Psychologists, including cautions about the show, guidance for educators, guidance for families, myths/facts about suicide, and additional resources: 

13 Reasons Why Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators

Article by Common Sense Media, "5 Conversations to Have with Your Teens After 

13 Reasons Why

    ASCA's Position Statement on "13 Reasons Why"  

    ASCA 13 Reasons Why.pdf

    13 Reasons Why Fact Sheet:  How School Counselors Can Help



    We’re deeply saddened by today’s senseless school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

    To provide additional support, we’ve compiled resources to help children affected by these situations:…/learn-…/shooting-resources


    Crisis Response

    Bullying Prevention

    Dropout Prevention


    Other Links

    New National Bullying and Cyberbullying Data.pdf

    Informative Articles

    Teaching Teens to Lead:

    Oops! The Gift of Mistakes and Failure:



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