Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to help teachers and schools educate students to be active participants in a diverse democracy. Their emphasis on social justice and anti-bias is of particular use for a social justice-oriented school counseling program.
A collection of resources for social justice and equity-focused educators.
Facing History’s resources address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history, helping students connect choices made in the past to those they will confront in their own lives.
An excellent web resource that not only outlines the psychology of prejudice, but provides a number of resources from recommended reading, demonstrations and exercises, syllabi and lessons for educators, and a list of organizations attuned to every social group. The
website has information and resources for topics that span ableism, heterosexism, and anti-semitism, among others.
EduColor is a cooperative of motivated educators, parents, students, writers, and activists seeking to elevate the voices of public school advocates of color on educational equity and justice. Their list of resources features books, movies, and articles that help inform their work. These resources can be used in the classroom or as professional development for educators.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) has compiled a social justice book list that organizes reading by grade level. While this list is not exclusive to racial justice, it does offer excellent book recommendations for racial justice and may provide you with resources for other social justice education as well.
A web resource created by a mom who wished to show her three sons that there is more to life than their own experiences. FBK compiles lists of children's books that span representation, featuring characters across race, ethnicity, gender, ability, religion and so much more, celebrating the diversity of experience not often seen in children's literature.
Counselors for Social Justice works to promote social justice through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and clients, and to assist in positive change through the professional development of counselors. In the resource library, counselors can find guidance for working with multicultural populations.
The ADL’s Programs and Trainings provide resources for educators to address bias and biased-based bullying in several different curriculum formats. They also offer a filterable library of children's literature that addresses issues of identity and bias. Some of the featured texts come with parent and teacher conversation guides.
This resource is for your students. They can scroll through a list of advocacy campaigns and when they choose to take part in a campaign, they're not only making an impact, they're also entering to earn scholarships. Many of the current featured campaigns center around racial and social justice, as demonstrated by the example to the right. Students can simply select "Get Started" to learn more about a specific campaign and begin to take action for the cause.
Journal Research Articles
CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies. Instead, our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted. It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.
School Counselors as Social Justice Leaders: An Innovative School–Family–Community Partnership with Latino Students and Families
Betters-Bubon, J. J., & Schultz, J. W. (2017). School counselors as social justice leaders: An innovative school–family–community partnership with Latino students and families. Professional School Counseling, 21(1b), 2156759X18773601.
Strengthening School-Family-Community Engagement through Community Dialogues
Cook, A. L., Shah, A., Brodsky, L., & Morizio, L. J. (2017). Strengthening school-family-community engagement through community dialogues. Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 9(1), 9-37.
Group Work that Examines Systems of Power with Young People: Youth Participatory Action Research
Cook, A. L., & Krueger-Henney, P. (2017). Group work that examines systems of power with young people: Youth participatory action research. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 42(2), 176-193.
School Counselors’ Strategies for Social Justice Change: A Grounded Theory of What Works in the Real World
Singh, A. A., Urbano, A., Haston, M., & McMahan, E. (2010). School counselors’ strategies for social justice change: A grounded theory of what works in the real world. Professional School Counseling, 13(3), 2156759X1001300301.
A Personal Journey in Promoting Social Justice as a School Counselor: An Action Research Approach
Dowden, A. R. (2010). A personal journey in promoting social justice as a school counselor: An action research approach. Journal of School Counseling, 8(24), n24.
New Professional Roles and Advocacy Strategies for School Counselors: A Multicultural/Social Justice Perspective to Move Beyond the Nice Counselor Syndrome
Bemak, F., & Chung, R. C. Y. (2008). New professional roles and advocacy strategies for school counselors: A multicultural/social justice perspective to move beyond the nice counselor syndrome. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86(3), 372-381.