Research in child development shows that children establish lifelong behavioral patterns during the ages of 6-10, the first four years of school. For this reason, it is critical that counseling services be available during these early years.
What is a School Counselor?
A certified, specially trained, caring person
A school person who helps all students
A resource person
A group leader
A person who helps teachers, administrators and
parents understand children
What are the Goals of the School Counselor?
- To help children understand themselves and others
- To prevent problems from developing
- To help identify children with special needs
- To provide crisis intervention when necessary
- To coordinate or facilitate efforts of others with those of parents, teachers, and administrators
- To help develop personalized programs, when applicable, based on each child's strengths, weaknesses and needs
- To provide career education activities
With Whom Does a School Counselor Work and Consult?
Administrators and School Boards
Community resource personnel
Physicians, Psychologists and Mental