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Gov. Abbott Signs School Safety Measure into Law

June 10, 2019 

Governor Greg Abbot signed a series of school safety bills into law last week. TCA Executive Director, Jan Friese, was on Spectrum News Austin speaking about the role and importance of professional school counselors as well as an outlook on the recent legislative session.


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TCA Newsline is sent weekly to all TCA members and is a comprehensive collection of timely news from across Texas and around the nation. Articles focus on topics of interest to professional counselors and other mental health professionals.


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Present at the 15th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference

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We are now accepting program proposals for our Professional School Counselor Conference (Feb 9-11), co-hosted with the Texas School Counselor Association.

How You Can Help in El Paso

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TCA extends its deepest condolences and support to everyone in El Paso struggling to understand and cope with the horrific tragedy that took place in Walmart on Saturday. See how you can help.

TCA Advocates in Washington D.C.

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Last week TCA leaders and advocates were in Washington D.C. advocating for professional counselors in Texas and across the nation. Learn more about what it's like to advocate federally and the importance of speaking up.

Legislative News

Texas 86th Legislative Session Wrap-Ups

calendar-iconAug 19 2019
Mental health and school counselors were on the forefront of the 86th Legislative Session. Advocacy by TCA and hundreds of TCA members resulted in passage of several significant bills.

Federal Advocacy!

calendar-iconAug 19 2019
Congress is on vacation until Sept 9. Try and meet with your federal reps while they are back in Texas! Ask them to add LPCs to Medicare. ACA will also be in D.C Sept 17-18 for a Day on the Hill. Learn more.

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