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Amy M. Lenhart, MA, LPC, NCC, Chair and Editor of the ACCA Community College Survey ACCA has supported a third survey which continues to gather important benchmark data for the community college arena.  Although students in all areas of higher education continue to face mental health challenges, there continues to be differences in how counseling […]

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Community Colleges: Keeping pace with a changing America and playing a significant role in higher education. Download the survey results (PDF) Download the press release (PDF) Amy Lenhart, Chair alenhart@collin.edu Jon Edwards, Author JEdwards@massbay.edu For immediate release: “The overwhelming majority of survey respondents who said they are no longer in college (attendance stopped in the […]

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The 2013 ACCA Awards Nominations are now open. All nominators/nominees (except those for the Advocacy Award) must be ACCA members. The deadline for nominations is Monday July 1st, 2013. Download the form here and return it by Monday July 1, 2013. Below are the list of awards up for nomination: Professional Leadership Demonstrated leadership in some […]

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Nominations are now open for our Executive Council. The ACCA is seeking nominations for the following positions: President-Elect (3 year term): Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership in ACCA including serving on the ACCA Executive Council, as an ACCA Committee Chair, or in significant and active state division leadership. Secretary (2 year term): Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership […]

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The 2012 National Survey of College Counseling, compiled by Robert P. Gallagher at the University of Pittsburgh, is now available for download. Click here to download the survey in PDF format.

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As campus teams that identify and monitor students whose behaviors may be troubling have become more widespread, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) recognized the need for a resource that would help both existing and new teams make informed decisions about their structure, scope, functions, and day-to-day operations. Therefore, HEMHA has produced Balancing Safety […]

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Four-year college and university counselors for years now have watched their budgets shrink even as their workloads increase in quantity and difficulty. The same is true for community college counselors – but, as shown by the second edition of an annual survey of those in the profession, they’ve also got a whole barrage of other […]

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Suicide and depression affect many people, through personal experiences or through the experiences of friends and family. This video, made by the students of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, attempts to break through the taboo surrounding the topic and give hope to all those who are suffering. National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) National Suicide Prevention […]

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This article from the American Psychological Association looks at the scarcity of mental health services in some community colleges: the challenges that many 2 year/community colleges face. Despite mounting mental health problems among students at community colleges, fewer than 13 percent provide psychiatric services for students, finds a January survey by the American College Counseling […]

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