07/17/2014

VA: Hire Counselors Now!

Spread the word by July 24th

The VA needs to be held accountable for their actions. By their own estimates, our nation loses 18 veterans a day to suicide. Join ACA's Thunderclap, and on July 24th, we can all spread the word: Congress must exercise its oversight authority and force the VA to Hire Counselors NOW!

 

What is Thunderclap? It's an online tool that lets you and others share the exact same message at the exact same time and date, therefore spreading an idea throughout the social media universe that cannot be ignored. Learn more and join ACA's Thunderclap here.

 

In 2006, Congress empowered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to hire Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) to work in the Veterans Health Administration. Despite that law being in effect for seven years, LPCs still only make up less than one percent of the VA’s total mental health workforce.

For more about the American Counseling Association (ACA) go to www.counseling.org.  NCDA is a founding division of ACA.


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