William S. Hart Union High School District board unanimously voted to acknowledge the week of Feb. Three-7 as National School Counseling Week throughout the district throughout Wednesday night time’s college board assembly.
The week was declared National School Counseling Week: “School Counselors: Helping Build Better Humans” by the American School Counselor Association. Although college-preparation counseling is vital throughout highschool, Hart District has targeted on offering psychological well being counseling for college students.
“The week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have at helping students achieve school success and to plan for a career,” mentioned Mike Kuhlman, deputy superintendent of the district. “And with the Saugus tragedy remaining on all of our minds, I think this would be an appropriate time to mention that our school counselors have been doing indispensable work helping students and staff traumatized by this tragedy.”
From 2004-15, psychological well being professionals in California colleges have elevated 28%, in line with the ASCA. The common statewide student-to-counselor ratio, with respect to psychological well being, is roughly 760-to-1.
“When I was a teacher at Canyon (High School), we only had one (therapist),” mentioned Linda Storli, board president for the Hart District. “Now, we have 50.”
Beginning in 2012, the district started to make use of extra therapists within the district, in line with Kuhlman. Today, the district staff 50 therapists throughout the a number of excessive colleges and junior excessive colleges within the district which have an attendance fee of practically 23,000, in line with the district’s demographics.
“I am so very proud of the response to the tragedy and all of the abundance of additional resources we’ve been able to bring to help our students and staff in need, but the simple fact remains that we would not have been able to do it if we did not have the tireless support of our existing counseling staff as an infrastructure to build upon.”