2017 National School Counseling Week

It’s National School Counseling Week!

Comprehensive school counseling programs are a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. Not only do they help to increase student achievement, but professional school counselors serve as a much-needed resource for students, parents, teachers and administrators. Here are just a few examples of the contributions made by professional school counselors in schools today:

  1. School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents.
  2. School counselors work in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world.
  3. School counselors focus on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational and career development.
  4. School counselors work with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations.

National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from February 6-10, 2017. The celebration highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. To learn more about the school counseling services provided at Lutheran Family and Children’s Services, visit our School Counseling page, send an email or call 314/787-5100 or 866/326-LFCS.