Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center

The Assessment, Support, and Counseling Center across Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga Counties, provides high quality supervised school mental health services embedded within schools. They provide services on demand regardless of the ability to pay, develop the school mental health workforce, and advance discovery of new knowledge about the provision of effective school mental health services, especially in rural or under-resourced communities.

Fast Facts

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State or Local? State
CountiesAlleghany, Ashe, Watauga
Lead Agency Department of Psychology, Appalachian State
Type of Agency

Higher Education Institution

Racial Equity Lens
  • Provide equal access to students and families whose primary language is Spanish.
  • Secured a large federal DoE grant (5 years, 2.5 million dollars) to support workforce development in rural school mental health in Ashe County.
Next Steps
  • Apply for re-funding after the 5 year project.
Primary Partners
  • RTI International
  • Ashe Co. Schools
  • Allegheny Co. Schools
  • Watauga County Schools
  • Dept. of Psychology, AppState
Primary Funders
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • AppState
  • RTI
  • Ashe County Schools
Contact JP Jameson

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