Monday, May 2, 2016

Link School Counselors to Mental Health

I was concerned that Children's Mental Health Day would get lost in the promotions for Teacher Appreciation Week. I advocated to our counseling supervisor to get something on the front page of our division's website. I suggested the SAMHSA graphic and part of the ASCA Policy Statement "The School Counselor and Student Mental Health" that was revised in 2015. Above is the screenshot of the main page of our district's website (just below the scrolling pictures of each school's nominee for Teacher of the Year. I think it is critical for counselors to remind stakeholders about various components of our position.

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