Counselors Bring Benefits!
Though we can always strengthen and refine the case for our work:
We love how this group focused on what their solution -- school counselors -- brings to the community, rather than dwelling on all the reasons why counselors are needed. They say:
"What the benefits of having counselors? The benefits of investing in mental health services are clear: Schools with such services see improved attendance rates, better academic achievement, and higher graduation rates as well as lower rates of suspension, expulsion, and other disciplinary incidents. Data shows that the presence of school-based mental health providers not only improves outcomes for students, but can also improve overall school safety."