School counselors play a critical role in ensuring students have the academic development (in addition to the social/emotional and career development) knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful. School counselors assist schools in providing an environment conducive to and supportive of academic success. At the middle level, school counselors in SDoL are trained in the early identification of barriers to student learning as well as promoting the development of skills necessary for academic success.
Adolescence can be an emotionally turbulent time, which is why school counselors in SDoL are committed to supporting students’ social/emotional needs. As advocates for students, school counselors promote a positive environment that enhances students’ ability to manage the social/emotional demands of their lives in healthy ways. School counselors use strategies to promote a school environment designed to propel students toward positive mindsets and behaviors supporting social/emotional development through collaboration and direct and indirect services.
Student & Family Resource Specialists
Families in Transition
Resources for Students/Families
Dealing with Crisis